The German Fishing Industry
The German Fishing industry represents an efficient, state-of-the-art economic factor offering more than 40,000 jobs. Jobs - in the fisheries sector proper, in fish processing as well as in trade and gastronomy.
Germany is an important selling market for fish products as fish is a popular food. It does not only taste good, with its highly nutritive protein, its multiple unsaturated fatty acids, a lot of vitamins and important mineral substances fish is an indispensable ingredient of a sound and well-balanced diet.
The fishing industry includes the following sectors:
- fishing fleet (deep-sea as well as cutter and offshore fishing)
- Fish processing industry
- Fish wholesalers and retailers
- Fish catering businesses and
- Inland fisheries and aquaculture.
In 2014 there were about 7,000 enterprises in aquaculture and inland fisheries as well as some 1.8 million hobby anglers fishing in inland waters.
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