Fish exports booming

OFF THE SCALE: Exports reach €16 million.

BETWEEN January and November last year, fishing businesses in Almeria exported €16 million of fish and shellfish, an increase of 38 per cent on the same period in 2013.

The figure was comprised of 7.21 million kilograms of fish, an increase in weight of 5.7 per cent.

The figures were announced by the territorial delegate for Agriculture, Fisheries and Environment, Jose Manuel Ortiz.

Italy has provided the biggest change by increasing its purchasing by 26 per cent.

After Italy, Portugal is the next market, taking 23.6 per cent while Algeria follows with 12.4 per cent. Almeria fishing companies have also sold in Cape Verde, Malta, France, China and Denmark.

In addition to fresh and frozen fish, Almeria has also exported a token amount of 326 kilograms of tinned fish.

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