Finnish Fish Production Skyrockets by 1 Million Kilos Last Year – What a Catch!

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Fish farmers produced about 15.3 million kilograms of food fish for sale in 2019, which was about one million kilograms more than that in the previous year, according to the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke).

Production of rainbow trout (some 14.2 million kilograms), which was also around one million kilograms higher than that in 2018, accounted for most of the increased volume.

In addition to rainbow trout, fish farms produced for food about 0.8 million kilograms of whitefish and approximately 0.3 million kilograms of other fish species.

Most of the food fish was produced in net cages in sea, with 18% of the food fish produced in the Continental Finland. About half of the food fish produced in Finland came from Åland, which accounted for nearly 60% of the total food fish production in sea areas.

Production volumes increased both in sea and inland. The increase amounted to approximately 5% in sea and 15% inland when compared to the corresponding figures in the previous year. Of the sea areas, the growth of food fish production was the largest in Åland.

In 2019, the total value of fish produced for sale was approximately EUR 70 million. Even though more farmed fish was produced for sale than in the previous year, the production value remained EUR three million euro, mainly because the producer price of rainbow trout decreased from that in 2018. The price of rainbow trout was influenced by the price of salmon on the global market, which declined from the extremely high level of a couple of years ago.

Source: www.dailyfinland.fi

15 Comments
  1. Natalie82 says

    It’s impressive to see the significant increase in Finnish fish production last year! The rise in the volume of rainbow trout production is particularly noteworthy. Hopefully, this trend continues, benefiting both the industry and consumers.

  2. Emma Waters says

    It’s great to see the significant increase in Finnish fish production, particularly the rise in rainbow trout numbers. Hopefully, this positive trend in fish farming continues, benefiting both the industry and consumers!

  3. LucySmith says

    Wow, what an impressive increase in Finnish fish production! It’s great to see the positive impact of the hard work and dedication of fish farmers in contributing to the growth of the industry. The rise in rainbow trout production is particularly noteworthy, showcasing the potential for further development in this sector.

  4. KateSmith says

    Did the decrease in rainbow trout producer price significantly impact the overall value of fish production in 2019?

    1. MichaelJones says

      Yes, the decrease in the producer price of rainbow trout did have a significant impact on the overall value of fish production in 2019. Even though the volume of fish produced increased, the decrease in price resulted in the production value remaining relatively stable compared to the previous year. It is important to consider both volume and price factors when analyzing the economic performance of fish farming industry.

  5. JennySmith says

    Wow, this is impressive news! I wonder what factors contributed to this significant increase in Finnish fish production? Any environmental or technological advancements behind it?

    1. PeteJohnson says

      Hey JennySmith, indeed, the increase in Finnish fish production is remarkable. The advancements in aquaculture technology and sustainable farming practices have played a significant role in boosting the production of food fish in Finland. The adoption of innovative feeding techniques, improved breeding programs, and enhanced water quality management have all contributed to this growth. Additionally, the favorable environmental conditions in Finnish waters have also supported the expansion of fish farming activities. It’s a combination of technological advancements and environmental factors that have led to this impressive rise in fish production.

  6. EmmaSmith92 says

    Was the decrease in the producer price of rainbow trout the main factor affecting the overall production value in 2019?

    1. JohnDoe85 says

      Indeed, the decrease in the producer price of rainbow trout was a significant factor impacting the overall production value in 2019. While there was an increase in the volume of fish produced, the lower price of rainbow trout played a crucial role in keeping the production value relatively stable compared to the previous year.

  7. EmilyDavis says

    Wow, what an impressive increase in fish production in Finland! It’s great to see the efforts of fish farmers paying off and contributing to the economy. The growth in rainbow trout production is especially noteworthy. Hopefully, this positive trend continues in the coming years.

  8. AnnaFisher says

    It’s fascinating to see how Finnish fish production has surged by one million kilograms in just one year! The increase in rainbow trout production, contributing the most to this growth, shows the potential for further expansion in the aquaculture sector. The statistics indicating growth in both sea and inland production reflect a positive trend for the industry. However, it’s noteworthy that despite the increased volume, the total production value didn’t see a significant rise due to a decrease in the price of rainbow trout. Hopefully, sustainable practices and market adjustments can ensure the continued success of Finnish fish farming.

  9. EmmaSmith says

    It’s amazing to see the significant increase in Finnish fish production last year. The rise in rainbow trout production is particularly impressive. However, it’s unfortunate that the decrease in the producer price of trout impacted the overall production value. Nevertheless, the growth in both sea and inland production is a positive sign for the industry.

  10. EmilySays says

    I find it fascinating that Finnish fish production saw such a significant increase last year, with rainbow trout leading the way. It’s great to see advancements in the industry that benefit both the producers and consumers. Looking forward to seeing how this growth continues in future years!

  11. LindaSmith2000 says

    Wow, it’s great to see such a significant increase in Finnish fish production in just one year! The growth in rainbow trout production is particularly impressive. I hope this trend continues and contributes positively to the local economy.

  12. Emily Benson says

    Isn’t it interesting how the production of rainbow trout in Finland saw such a significant increase last year? How do you think this rise in fish production will impact the local economy and consumer prices?

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