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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

    Slovakia is landlocked and has a long tradition of freshwater fishing concentrated in its many fast flowing rivers situated in mountainous regions as well as in lakes and reservoirs. Fisheries have been traditional means of livelihood dating back to the 15th Century. There are over 200 natural lakes, with only three dedicated to fisheries. There are 42 big and 194 small reservoirs with a total area of 221 km2 - 80 percent of which is utilized for fishing.

    Total production in 2017 was 4516 tonnes of which 1870 tonnes from inland capture fisheries and 2646 tonnes from aquaculture. Carps accounted for 51 percent, rainbow trout for 24 percent and other species such as pike, trout, tench and European eel made up for the rest of the production. Fish farming in ponds currently covers an area of some 1 800 ha. In 2017 aquaculture was reported to employ 645 people, with 12 percent of the workforce made up by women.

    Most fish are marketed fresh with the large proportion, mainly carp, sold live. The marketing of fresh carps is uneven as about 80 percent of production is sold in December during the Christmas season. Fish consumption is rather low compared with other countries, averaging about 9.1 kg per caput in 2016, but still large quantities of marine and freshwater fish are imported annually.

    In 2017, the total amount of imported fish and fishery products was worth USD 104.5 million, with Czechia, Poland, Germany and Spain as main suppliers. In 2017, exports of fish and fishery products were valued at USD 10.7 million, with the bulk (48 percent) exported to Czechia.
    General geographic and economic indicators

    Key statistics

    Country area49 036km2FAOSTAT. Official data, 2013
    Land area48 088km2FAOSTAT. Official data, 2013
    Inland water area948km2Computed. Calculated, 2013
    Population - Est. & Proj.5.539millionsFAOSTAT. Official data, 2019

    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_SK.pdf

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