For five months of 2013 enterprises and individual entrepreneurs who carry out fisheries activities, were caught and produced 67.9 million tons of fish and other aquatic resources, which is 12.7% more than last year. This was reported in the Association "Ukrainian Agribusiness Club" (ASTP).
According to the State Statistics Committee, the total catch of fish and other aquatic resources for the January-May of this year amounted to 71.1 thousand tons of fish and the largest share of water resources was produced in marine economic zones of other countries — 52% of the total. In the maritime economic zone of Ukraine had been taken from 30.5 thousand tons of fish and aquatic resources, accounting for 43% of the total. It is positive that Ukraine this year has increased to 33% of the fish catch is in their own seas, and reduced production of fish in the seas of other states by 4%, as compared to 2012.
"The leader of the catch of fish in inland waters is the Odessa region with volume production in the five months of this year, 1.7 million tonnes largest growth industry can call the Nicholas, which this year has increased the catch of fish in the area of inland water bodies, compared with last year, more than 8 times, up to 0,638 tons, "- said the expert agricultural markets ASTP Alina’s hot.
The expert added that the growth of world-class seafood prices will further increase the fish catch in Ukraine.