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Part I Statistics and main indicators

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The Profile (2005)

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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: September 2018

    In 2016, total marine catches of Latvia from the Baltic Sea were around 66  800 tonnes, with sprat accounting for 42 percent. Another 47  700 tonnes were landed from the fleet fishing in the Atlantic region, mainly with mackerel, horse mackerel, sardinella and redfish.   

    Catches from inland fisheries are reported to be few hundreds tonnes annually (243 tonnes in 2016).   

    Aquaculture in Latvia was 788 tonnes in 2016, accounting for 0.7 percent in the total fish production of 115 594 tonnes in the same year. 

    By the end of 2017, the Latvian commercial fishing fleet included a total of 243 vessels, of which most operated in the Baltic Sea with 11 vessels operating in the distant water fleet.  

    The fisheries sector provided direct employment of 356 jobs in aquaculture with 30% of the workforce made up by women in 2017. Another 549 jobs were reported in capture fishery for 2017 with 22% women. An additional 3 600 people is considered working in the fish processing industry. To sustain its processing industry, Latvia supplements its own catch with imports of fish, mostly herring, mackerel and farmed Norwegian salmon for further processing. Most of the processed fish are exported to other European Union countries and to the United States of America and Russian Federation. In 2017, imports of fish and fishery products were valued at USD 185.6 million, while corresponding exports reached USD 230.5 million. 

    Per capita consumption of fish and fish products amounted to about 24.6 kg in 2016. 
     
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    Updated 2005The 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_LV.pdf

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