By / June 13, 2018

Landings of the main demersal species exploited in the western Mediterranean Sea in 2014 by value (million €)

Landings of the main demersal species exploited in the western Mediterranean Sea in 2014 by value (million €)

Landings of the main demersal species exploited in the western Mediterranean Sea in 2014 by value (million €)

Demersal fisheries use various fishing gears, but bottom trawl is by far the most important one in terms of catches and fleet power. Bottom trawlers operate mainly in areas with a wide continental shelf (such as in the Gulf of Lion, between northern Corsica and Italy, and along the Spanish coast of Valencia and Castellón), and on the continental slope. Passive nets produce significant catches in particular for demersal fish species (hake, red mullet, anglerfish, blue whiting). The main part of longlines catches consists of hake


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