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    Part I Statistics and main indicators

    Part I of the Fishery and Aquaculture Country Profile is compiled using the most up-to-date information available from the FAO Country briefs and Statistics programmes at the time of publication. The Country Brief and the FAO Fisheries Statistics provided in Part I may, however, have been prepared at different times, which would explain any inconsistencies.

    Country briefPrepared: May 2018

    The Republic of Armenia is a landlocked country with an area of about 29 740 km2 and a population of 2.9 million in 2016. It has 18 lakes (126 270 ha), 41 major rivers (about 2 380 km), 5 canyons, numerous springs and torrents. The rivers belong to the Aras and Kur water systems which are utilized for irrigation. Lake Sevan, Armenia’s largest lake, is one of the world’s highest and largest alpine lakes with a unique ecosystem. 

    Both fishing and fish farming contribute to Armenia’s fish production. In 2016, the total fishery production included 16  380 tonnes from aquaculture and 3  760  tonnes from capture. The substantial increase of fish production in recent years is mainly due to dramatic growth of aquaculture production and an inclusion of the estimated non registered catches that was previously not included. Most of fish farming operations are found in Ararat and Armavir provinces using well water, which cause concerns about the long term sustainability. In 2014, 380 people were reported as engaged in aquaculture, with 29% women. A further 226 men were reported as engaged in fishing.  

    In 2017, Armenia exported USD 21.7 million and imported USD 8.8 million of fish and fishery products. In 2017, fish consumption reached a level of 5.9 kg per capita.  
     
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    Updated 2004The Profile

    This country profile provides statistics and indicators produced through FAO’s Statistics programmes, supplemented with information derived from national and other sources and valid at the time of compilation.


    Full text of the Fisheries and Aquaculture Country Profile available at /fishery/docs/DOCUMENT/fcp/en/FI_CP_AM.pdf

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