The EU distant water fleet (excluding Estonia and Latvia) landed around 730,000 metric tons (MT) of fish in 2015, with Spain accounting for more than two-thirds of the catch, finds the new “2017 Annual Economic Report on the EU Fishing Fleet,” published by the European Commission.

Some 88 percent of the EU’s distant water catch comes from areas classified as “Other Fishing Regions (OFR),” with a further 6 percent taken in the Northwest Atlantic, 5 percent …