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EMPLOYMENT IN EU FISHERIES

The objectives of the study were:

  • to present a comprehensive ‘snapshot’ of the current structure of employment in the fisheries sector at country level and at NUTS II level in the coastal regions;
  • to elaborate an analysis of employment situation in the four large European regions – Mediterranean, Baltic, North Sea and Western Waters;
  • to identify main trends which have lead to the present situation; and
  • to review the educational level of people working in the catching sector in relation to recent technological progress.

The total employment in the fisheries sector amounted in 2002/2003 to about 421.000. About one third of this number were women, who are mostly employed in the fish processing industry. Some 209,000 persons were working on board fishing vessels. The number of fishermen has been decreasing since 1996/1997 by 4-5% per year. (download report)

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