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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: August 2018

    Belarus encompasses a geographic area of 207 600 km2 with a population of almost 9.45 million people in 2017. It is a land-locked country that attained its independence in 1991 after seven decades as a constituent republic of the Soviet Union (USSR). It has retained closer political and economic ties to Russia than any of the other former Soviet republics. It has a generally flat terrain, much of which is marshland. The country has a broad agricultural base and a high level of education. Rivers and lakes cover an area of 51000 ha. 

    ISince 1991, fish production in both capture and aquaculture declined and fluctuated at the level between 4800 and 7700  tonnes but the total fish production increased steadily again since 2006, mainly due to the growth in aquaculture. In 2017 total fish production was 11130  tonnes to which aquaculture contributed 93 percent. 

    It is worth noting that according to the bilateral agreement on fisheries between Belarus and Russia, Belarus is receiving an annual fishing quota in the Russian exclusive economic zone (EEZ).  

    In 2017, aquaculture employment was estimated to be 1 500 people with another nearly 200 people in inland fishing.  

    The processing industry was quite well developed in Belarus with a large production of edible fish products excluding canned fish. In 2017, exports of fish and fishery products were valued at USD 323 million and imports at USD 406 million.    

    In 2016, annual per capita consumption of fish was estimated at 16.2 kg. The number of workers directly employed in the fishery industry is about 1 481 in 2015, with aquaculture accounting for 88 percent.  
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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_BY.pdf

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