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Fishing in Spain .

Fishing in SpainFishery gives at least 1% of goods produced in Spain, but this area is rapidly and almost continuously expanded since the 1920s is ready. The fish catch has increased from 230 000 tons in 1927 to 341 000 tons per year on average in the period from 1931 to 1934 years, in 1990 the average annual catch reached 1.5 million tons. Much of the fishing is conducted off the coast of the Basque Country and Galicia. More than just a catch sardines, hake, mackerel, anchovies and cod.

20-25% of the total annual catch is processed to canned food. But the fish canning industry for some time in a state of stagnation, resulting in Spain poteryala markets in Portugal, Japan and other countries. Factors such as reduced imports of flat iron for the production of cans, the price increase of olive oil and a reduction in the catch of sardines, held back the development of this area.