Taiwan - Fishing

Production of fish products totaled 1.09 million tons in 2000 (18th in the world). Exports of seafood products totaled $1,756 million in 2000. In 2000, Taiwan accounted for 6.4% of the world's fresh, chilled and frozen fish exports, valued at $1,517 million, and 2.3% of the canned fish exports, valued at $127.9 million. Squid, skipjack and yellowfin tuna, chub mackerel, shark, and milkfish are the main species of the marine catch. Deep-sea fishing, which was practically wiped out by World War II (1939–45), has shown strong gains following heavy investments in vessels and harbors. Milkfish, tilapias, clams, oysters, and eels are the main species farmed.

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