CROATIAN FISHERIES IN 2005Download file(Article is in Croatian)professional paper
CROATIAN FISHERIES IN 2005Jahutka, I., Mišura, A., Suić, J.Keywords:
freshwater fisheriesmarine fisheriesimport and exportfinancial subventions

Volume: 64
Issue: 4
Pages: 149 - 170


This work deals with all the relevant statistic data regarding fisheries ofRepublic of Croatia, including freshwater fisheries data (aquaculture of fishand other aquatic organisms, commercial and sports fisheries), marine fisheriesdata (mariculture, commercial fisheries, small–scale fisheries and processing of fish and other marine organisms), as well as data about import andexport of fish and fish products and the data about financial subventions infisheries. Regarding aquaculture (freshwater fish farming) in 2005. there havebeen noticed slight production increase (both warmwater and coldwater fishspecies). The total freshwater fish production in 2005. was 6,199 tons (4,776tons of warm–water species and 1,423 tons of cold–water species). Total areasand production areas were decreased comparing to 2004. (in all categories ofproduction areas except for consum–fish production areas, where a slightincrease has been noticed). Total catch of freshwater fish in 2005. was 656tons. The total marine fish species production in 2005. was 3,000 tons,production of tuna 4,000 tons, mussels 2,500 tons and oysters 800,000 pieces.In mariculture sector there has been noticed the biggest increase in fish–fryproduction (43.39% comparing to 2004., in 2005. it was 10,000,000 pieces). Thecatch of marine fish was increased by 8.50% comparing to 2004. (increase wasnoticed for white and blue fish species). During 2005. there were no significantchanges regarding the number of commercial fishermen comparing to the lasttwo years, while the number of small–scale fishermen decreased 3.80%comparing to the last year. The total production of fish products in 2005. as16,945 tons, which is 31.65% more comparing to 2004. In this sector the mostsignificant is the increase of salted fish production, which was 56.11% morethan 2004. The value of import in 2005. was higher than the value of export,which represents the only exception in last decade. The capital investmentsmodel is most similar to the financial subventions model which is applied inEU countries, and in 2004. there have been 20.44% more financial meanspayed for this purpose.