Figures and trends on the economic performance of the EU fishing fleet based on scientific fisheries data reported by EU Member States under the remit of the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF).

  • In 2017 the EU fleet numbered 83 323 vessels and directly employed almost 152 000 fishers.
  • Over 5.3 million tonnes of seafood were landed, valued at EUR 7.6 billion.
  • With a net profit of EUR 1.3 billion in 2017, 17% of the revenue generated by the EU fleet was retained as profit.