Recreational fishing in Spain
Numbers of anglers in Spain (2016)
Marine Recreational Fishers: 922,000
Inland Recreational Fishers: 615,000
Total Recreational Fishers: 1.58 Mill.
Read more :
Gordoa, Ana & Dedeu Dunton, Arnau Luke & Boada, Jordi. (2019).
Recreational fisheries in Catalonia, Spain (2019)
Study published in July 2020 concerning year 2019.
The total of recreational catches is estimated 5% of total catches i.e. commercial fisheries catches amounts to as much as 95% of the total catches! Nevertheless, the recreational fisheries sector generates almost as much economic value as the commercial sector does: 90 million euros per year, which equals 86.8% of the commercial sector’s value.
Total recreational fishers: ca. 50,000
Total catch: 1,366 tonnes per year
Shore: 60% of the total recreational fishers. Catch: 508 t
Boat: 34% of the total recreational fishers. Catch: 760 t
Spearfishing: 6% of the total recreational fishers. Catch: 98 t