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World Catch Decreased in 2010

04 January 2013

GLOBAL - The world catch amounted to 89.5 million tonnes in 2010 which is a decrease from previous year by one million tonnes, reports Statistics Iceland.

The greatest volume came from the Pacific Ocean and the Peruvian anchovy was the largest species.

Of the continents, Asia had the biggest part in the world catch, next came America and then Europe.

The biggest fishing nation in 2010 was China, but Norway, that was the biggest fishing nation in Europe, ranked number 10 on the world list. Iceland, that was the second largest fishing nation in Europe, ranked number 19 on the world list in 2010, same place as last year.

All figures are taken from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) dataset.

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