Romania - Fishing

Romania lost an important fishing region and nearly all its caviar-producing lakes with the cession of Bessarabia to the USSR in 1940. But the Black Sea, the Danube and its floodlands, as well as other rivers, lakes, and ponds, are favorable to the development of the fishing industry, which expanded rapidly during the early 1970s. About 80% of the fish comes from the Danube floodlands and delta and 20% from the Black Sea. In 2000, the total catch was 7,372 tons, as compared with 95,473 tons in 1991 and 16,000 in 1960.

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