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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: May 2019

    In 2017, total production from capture fisheries and aquaculture was about 113600 tonnes and annual per capita consumption of fish was 11.7 kg in 2017 (an enormous drop compared to 1.1‒1.2 million tonnes of fish production and 19 kg of per capita fish consumption in the 1980s). The number of workers directly employed in the fishery and aquaculture sector also declined substantially from about 43 000 people in 2001 to 7 819 people in 2017, the last reported year. In addition, quite a large number of people, mainly men, are engaged in subsistence, recreation and sport fisheries. Imports of fish products have increased during the last years, peaking at more than USD 990 million in 2013. However, from 2014 imports dropped sharply to only 328 million in 2015, increasing again to 527 million in 2017. In the same year, exports of fish products were valued at USD 34 million.

    Marine fisheries of Ukraine are historically divided into two independent parts: fisheries in the Black and Azov Seas within the exclusive economic zone (EEZ) of Ukraine and neighbouring countries; and distant-water fisheries beyond the Azov and Black Seas area. The total catch in the Azov and Black Seas in 2017 was about 43800 tonnes. The fleet of Ukrainian fishing vessels was reported as 12 unpowered boats under 12m LOA; 3 196 undecked powered gillnetters; 116 decked vessels – mostly multipurpose under 24 m LOA were also reported for 2017.

    Fisheries in inland waterbodies are operated by 40 cooperatives and by several hundred private persons, licensed for fisheries and assigned a catch quota. In 2017, the total inland catch was about 26000 tonnes. Aquaculture produced around 20200 tonnes in 2017. The predominant form of aquaculture in Ukraine is freshwater aquaculture, with common carp as the dominating species.
    General geographic and economic indicators

    Key statistics

    Country area603 550km2FAOSTAT. Official data, 2013
    Land area579 320km2FAOSTAT. Official data, 2013
    Inland water area24 230km2Computed. Calculated, 2013
    Population - Est. & Proj.43.284millionsFAOSTAT. Official data, 2019
    Exclusive Economic Zone (EEZ) area135 897km2VLIZ

    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_UA.pdf

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