Press Fish production in aquafarming down 5.9% in 2018

Press release No. 195 of 23 May 2019

WIESBADEN – In 2018, roughly 18,100 tonnes of fish were produced in just under 2,600 aquaculture businesses in Germany. The Federal Statistical Office (Destatis) also reports that this was a decline of approximately 1,100 tonnes compared with one year earlier (-5.9%). The production of mussels totalled nearly 13,700 tonnes and was also down from 2017 by roughly 19%. In the same period the amounts of roe and caviar produced rose by approximately 3.7% to well above 75 tonnes. The overall production of fish, mussels and other aquaculture products amounted to 31,900 tonnes. This was a decrease of 12.0% from 2017.

Basic data and long time series are available in tables Survey of production in aquaculture businesses in the GENESIS-Online database.

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