Estonia - Fishing

Estonia's Baltic and Atlantic catch is marketed in the former Soviet Union, in spite of its own need for quality fish products. The fishing industry is seen as an important way to acquire access to the world market, but scarcity of raw materials currently limits its development. The total catch in 2000 was 113,146. The total value of fisheries exports decreased from $107.8 million in 1995 to $79.7 million in 2000. The two major species of the 2000 catch were Atlantic herring and European sprat, each of which accounted for 37%.

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