The State Fishing Agency reports a rise in fish catch in Ukrainian water basins (inland water basins and seas) in January through June by 19.4% YoY, to 22,900 tons.
The agency said in a press release that total fish catch in the Azov and Black seas grew by almost 20.5%, to 16,000 tons, including a rise of 22.1% in the Azov Sea and 4.9% in the Black Sea. Fish catch in inland water basins grew by 16.8%, to 6,900 tons.
Goby (6,757 tons, a rise of 7%), Black Sea sprat (8,256 tons a rise of 1.5 times), Azov turbot (88 tons, a rise of 5.8 times), conch shell (226 tons, a rise of three times) and shrimps (209 tons, a rise of 1.9 times) prevailed among sea-water fish caught.
Freshwater fish catch grew as follows: pike perch – 1.5 times, Black Sea herring – 2.3 times, roach – 1.2 times and carp – 1.7 times. Bream, jackfish and herbivorous fish catch decreased.
In H1 2016 fish catch grew in Dnipropetrovsk region by 60.9%, Mykolaiv region by 57.6%, Ivano-Frankivsk region by 55%, Kherson region by 52%, Kyiv region by 40% and Zaporozhye region by 27%. (Interfax/Business World Magazine)