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ASSESSMENT AND MONITORING
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COUNTRY FISHERY INFORMATION
ITALY

 

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GENERAL STATISTICS  pdf format Clic here to download acrobat reader
Area (kmq) 301230
geographic coordinates 42 50N, 12 50E
coastline (inclusive of Ionian and Tyrrhenian coastline) (km) 7600
GENERAL ECONOMIC DATA  
population (millions 2005 est.)* 58.6
annual population growth rate (1975-2005)* 0.2%
gross domestic product (GDP per capita annual growth rate) (1990-2005)* 1.3%
(on a period shorter than that specified)
education index, 2005*  0.958
human development index (HDI) value, 2005* 0.941
urban population (as % of total) 2005* 67.6
infant mortality rate (per 1.000 live births) 2005* 4
internet users (per 1.000 people) 2005** 480
personal computers (per 1.000 people) 2005 est.** 370
agriculture, value added (% of GDP) 2005 est.** 2
industry, value added (% of GDP) 2002 est.** 27
services, etc., value added (% of GDP)2005 est.** 71

Italy is a peninsula situated in Southern Europe which projects into the central Mediterranean Sea covering an area of 301 230 square kilometres. The territorial waters are extended up to 12 nautical miles (22 km) from the coastline. Italy has a population of about 58 million of inhabitants. Fishing activity takes place along the entire coastline. Adriatic waters of Italy lie in the FAO-GFCM Geographical Sub Area 17 and 18.
The Italian fishery sector presents the following characteristics: predominance of small and relatively old vessels, wide distribution of the fleet along the coastline, fragmentation of landing sites and sales, high degree of polyvalent techniques.
The Italian aquaculture output in 2006 amounted to 173 000 tonnes with a total value of over 500 million EUR. Mollusc production accounts for over 69 percent of the total, made up of 62 000 tonnes of mussels and 57 000 tonnes of Manila clams (FAO, 2008).
Italy’s domestic fisheries production in 2006 was approximately 488 519 tonnes of which 315 436 tonnes from capture fisheries and 173 083 tonnes from aquaculture.
In addition, fishery imports in 2003-2005 totalled an average of about 1 162 234 tonnes in live weight, while fish exports stood at 177 778 tonnes. In 2003-2005, average per capita supply was 4.5 kg/year. (FAO, 2008).

Fishery imports in 2006 totalled about 4 716 917 (1 000 USD) while exports stood at 714 760 (1 000 USD) with a net balance of -4 002 157 (1 000 USD).
In 2003-2005, average per capita supply was estimated at being 24.1 kg/year. (FAO- Yearbook of Fishery Statistics, 2009)
Italy has a fishing fleet of about 13 816 boats with total GRT of 194 820 distributed along the Italian coast (source MIPAAF, 2009).
In 2003 imports totalled 817 000 tonnes, 73 percent of which constituted fresh or frozen products (601 000 tonnes for a value of 2 194 millions EUR), 216 000 tonnes of processed products for a value of 902 millions EUR. Exports amounted to 114 000 tonnes, 78 percent of which were fresh products (89 500 tonnes for a value of 281 millions EUR), 25 000 tonnes of processed products (166 mln millions EUR) (source ANCIT, 2003).

FISHERIES DATA  
total fisheries production (t) 2006*** 488519
capture production (t) 2006*** 315436
aquaculture production (t) 2006*** 173083
per caput fish supply (kg/year, 2003-2005)*** 24.1
production (tonnes in live weight) 2003-2005*** 457181
non-food uses (tonnes in live weight) 2003-2005*** 31529
imports (tonnes in live weight) 2003-2005*** 1162234
exports (tonnes in live weight) 2003-2005*** 177778
food supply (tonnes in live weight) 2003-2005*** 1410107
imports (US$ 1.000) 2006*** 4716917
exports (US$ 1.000) 2006*** 714760
net balance 2006*** -4002157
fishery exports as a percentage of agricultural exports (%) 2003*** 11.7
fishery exports as a percentage of total merchandise exports (%) 2006*** 0.2
· *UNDP. Human Development Report
· **The World Bank
· ***FAO Yearbook of Fishery Statistics - 2003



Source: FAO – FISHSTAT

 
 
ALTRE RISORSE
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FAO Country Profiles and Mapping Information Systems of:

       
- Italia - Libia · FAO Fisheries Country Profile · FAO FISHSTAT Plus
- Malta - Tunisia · DG Fisheries and Maritime Affairs · FAO Yearbooks of Fishery Statistics

   REFERENCES

· FAO-. 2008. Fisheries and Aquaculture Information and Statistics Service. Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics 2006. 57p.
· FAO. © 2006-2009. National Aquaculture Sector Overview. Aperçu général du secteur national d'aquaculture - France. National Aquaculture Sector Overview Fact Sheets. Texte par Lacroix, D.
In: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department [en ligne]. Rome. Mis à jour 25 July 2005. [Cited 11 June 2009].
 

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