Marine fishing, Slovenia, 2019

In 2019, for the fifth consecutive year marine fishing was lower than in the previous year

In 2019 the catch (landing) of fishery products was 4.4% lower than in 2018, but its total purchase value increased by about 2%.

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In the structure of marine fishing (landing) less fresh fish products and less molluscs than in 2018
According to the data of the Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry and Food, in 2019 Slovene fishermen caught (landed) about 121 tons of fresh fish products. The total mass of caught marine animals (or landed fish products) was 4.4% lower than in 2018. 
About 75% of the total fish products caught (landed) in 2019 were fresh fish products; crustaceans represented 1% and molluscs 24%. The share of molluscs in the total catch (landing) was the same as in 2018. Musky octopus dominated among the molluscs.
Marine catch (landing) declined for the fifth consecutive year. Interestingly, the total catch weight in 2019 was 1% lower than the average monthly catch in 2002.

Total purchase value of landing in 2019 about 2% higher than in 2018
Considering the purchase prices of products (without VAT), the Fisheries Research Institute of Slovenia estimates that the value of fish products landed in 2019 was about EUR 877,412 or 2% higher than the purchase value of landing in 2018. The highest average prices were achieved by fresh Turbot, Midsize squid, Shi drum, Angler, Black seabream (EUR 16 per kilogram or more). 

Other data
In the SiStat Database also the estimated data on discards in 2019 are published.

Marine fishing, landing (catch) , Slovenia
Marine fishing, landing (catch) , Slovenia
Source: MAFF
Marine fishing, landing (catch) of Slovene fishing vessels, Slovenia
201820192019
2018
kgindices
Total126,343120,74095.6
  fish94,28289,96295.4
  crustaceans1,1351,730152.4
  molluscs30,92629,04793.9
Source: MAFF
METHODOLOGICAL NOTE
Because the caught marine animals are not processed on the Slovene fishing vessels (they are not eviscerated, filleted, iced, etc.), the data on landing are at the same time the data on marine fishing.
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