Fishing, Denmark

Tourism Fishing, Denmark
Tourism Fishing, Denmark

Denmark’s complex coastline is dotted with islands, fjords, and beaches. Nowhere in the country is more than 33 miles (53 km) from the sea, and sea-fishing trips to catch cod, mackerel, sea trout, and eel are justifiably popular.

Permits are easy to obtain and well-stocked rivers and lakes inland ensure that there’s plenty to keep anglers happy too.

The fishing industry in Denmark operates around the coastline, from western Jutland to Bornholm. While the overall contribution of the fisheries sector to the country’s economy is only about 0.5 percent, Denmark is ranked fifth in the world in exports of fish and fish products. Approximately 20,000 Danish people are employed in fishing, aquaculture, and related industries.

Denmark’s coastline measures about 7,300 kilometres (4,500 mi) in length, and supports three types of fishery industries: for fish meal and fish oil, pelagic fishery for human consumption, and the demersal fishery for white fish, lobster and deep water prawns. The key ports for demersal fishing are Esbjerg, Thyborøn, Hanstholm, Hirtshals, and Skagen. The North Sea and Skagen account for 80% of the catches.

The Danish fishing fleet is noted for its economic democracy: the value of the catch is shared by everyone on the ship according to a pre-set scale, and this system unites the whole crew’s interest in returning the largest possible catch. Wikipedia

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