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.

Recreational catches:
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

Read more:
ICATMAR, 2020. Diagnosi de la pesca maritima recreativa a Catalunya (2019). Direcció General de Pesca i Afers Marítims, Generalitat de Catalunya. 24 pp. Treball tècnic (1)

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