Larger octopus, anchovy catches boost total value of Portuguese landings

Published on
December 21, 2016

Portuguese fishermen landed 78,000 metric tons (MT) of seafood products worth more than EUR 151 million (USD 157.5 million) in the first nine months of this year, representing a decrease in volume of 9 percent but an increase in value of 4 percent, compared with the corresponding period of 2015.

According to new figures published by the European Market Observatory for Fisheries and Aquaculture Products (EUMOFA), the average price of all species landed by the fleet increased by 14 percent.


Contributing Editor reporting from London, UK

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