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The Profile (2019)

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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: June 2019

    The territory of the Republic of Croatia includes more than 1 200 islands. As a consequence, its coastline has an approximate length of 5 800 km, which represents nearly 9 percent of the entire Mediterranean coastline.

    Marine and freshwater fishing are important to Croatia's economy. The Fishing Fleet Register of Croatia includes 7 559 vessels in 2017. Croatia’s capture fisheries production in 2017 was 70000 tonnes, of which only 370 tonnes from inland waters. A total of 8 314 people were directly engaged in marine and freshwater fishing in 2017.

    Aquaculture in Croatia is reported to be 16000 tonnes in 2017, counting for 18.6 percent in the total fish production of 86050 tonnes in the same year. Aquaculture provided 166 women and 2 237 men with direct employment in 2016.

    Previous aquaculture development initiatives have failed due to poor scoping of the economic and practical feasibility. These were also undermined by the lack of a strong market demand. 

    In 2017, exports of fish and fishery products were valued at USD 210.5 million, with the bulk of exports consisting of farmed bluefin tuna, with Japan as the main market. In the same year, imports of fish and fishery products were worth USD 171 million. The 2017 average per capita consumption was estimated at being 18.7 kg.
    General geographic and economic indicators

    Key statistics

    Country area56 590km2FAOSTAT. Official data, 2013
    Land area55 960km2FAOSTAT. Expert sources from FAO (including other divisions), 2013
    Inland water area630km2Computed. Calculated, 2013
    Population - Est. & Proj.4.322millionsFAOSTAT. Official data, 2019
    Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) area55 301km2VLIZ

    Source: FAO Country Profile

    FAO Fisheries statistics

    Updated 2019The 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_HR.pdf

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