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Theme: Livestock and fisheries


Fisheries and Aquaculture, 2022


According to the data of the State Statistical Office in 2022 the total catch of fish was 2 056 791 kg and compared to 2021 it increased
by 7.5%.
Of the total catch in 2022, 82.6% are coldwater fish caught, and the share of warmwater fish catch is 17.4%. Compared to 2021, the
catch of fish has increased by 7.5% in both cold and warmwater fish.
Fish production and catch are based on aquaculture production 88.2%, commercial fishing is 9.98%, and recreational fishing with only
1.82%. In 2022, compared to 2021, an increase in fish catch was observed in all types of fishing except aquaculture production.
In 2022, 130 million pieces of eggs were produced and with a total weight of 190 921 kg, which compared to 2021 is an increase of
51.9%. Juvenile egg production in 2022 is increased by 17.1%. Of the fish species, the rainbow trout is the most bred as a juvenile.
According to the method of fish farming, fish ponds, pools and canals and cages are mostly used as facilities.
The number of employees in fish production in 2022 is 225, of which 195 are men. In 2022, 8 673 people were engaged in recreational
fishing, of which only 81 were women.
Data revision for 2021
As a result of additional submission of data from reporting units, we are revising the data for 2021. According to the revised data, the
total catch of fish was 1 913 926 kg and compared to 2020 it decreased by 3.8%.
The revised data are also published in the Mak Stat database.
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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