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Theme: Livestock and fisheries


Fisheries and aquaculture, 2021


According to the data of the State Statistical Office, the total catch of fish in 2021 was 2 171 537 kg and compared to 2020 it increased
by 4.1%.
Of the total catch in 2021, 65.6% were coldwater fish, and the share of warmwater fish was 34.4%. Compared to 2020, the catch of
coldwater fish was higher by 1.8%, and the catch of warmwater fish increased by 7.9%.
Fish production and catch are based on aquaculture production (92.9%), commercial fishing 5.8%, and recreational fishing with only
1.3%. In 2021, compared to 2020, an increase in fish catch was observed in all types of fishing.
In 2021, 1 815 million fish eggs were produced and juvenile fish with a total weight of 132 403 kg. Production of fish eggs in a controlled
environment in 2021 decreased by 14.2%, while the weight of juvenile fish increased by 21.2%. Of the fish species, rainbow trout is the
most bred.
According to the method of fish farming, fishponds, tanks, raceways and cages are the most used facilities.
The number of employees in fish production in 2021 was 415, of which 315 were men. In 2021, 12 582 people were engaged in
recreational fishing, of which only 412 were women.
The methodology for fisheries and aquaculture statistics is in accordance with Regulation No. 762/2008 of the European Parliament and
of the Council of the European Union.

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