Danish fishing ports prosper
The Danish Fisheries Agency has just announced the latest numbers for fish landings in 10 selected ports during the first half of 2018. The statistics show a significant improvement in landed value of nine percent compared to the landed value for the same period of 2017.
“The numbers prove that Danish fishing ports remain strong. It is important to stress that Denmark is the EU's largest fishing nation with a landed value of 3.6 billion, that the fishing industry contributes 12.5 billion to GDP, and that Danish fishing ports employs 10 percent of their local citizens", says CEO of Danske Havne, Tine Kirk Petersen.
In total, fish landings in Denmark amounted to a total of 2,1 billion Danish kroner in the first halv of 2018, which is a nine percent increase compared to the same period in 2017. 701.666 was brought onto land, which is a drop of 12 percent compared to the 2017 numbers.
The three largest fishing ports are Skagen, Hanstholm and Thyborøn. Together, the three ports received 6.943 fish landings. In terms of volume, Skagen is Denmark’s most important fishing port, and had a market cut of 37,7 percent in the first half of the year. Thyborøn had a market cut of 27,3 procent and Hanstholm had 17 percent. In total, the three ports were responsible for 82 percent of all fish landings found in Denmark’s 10 largest fishing ports.
The chart below shows the increase in value of fish landings in Danish fishing ports