Vigo has the largest biomass fish shipping port in the world handling about 675,000 metric tons of fish a year. Lower stocks of commercial species such as Atlantic cod and hake have caused a steady decline over the past five years for Spain’s fleets, which receive the EU’s heaviest subsidies.
Spaniards consume a hundred pounds (45 kilograms) of seafood a year per person, nearly double the European average and exceeded only by Lithuanians and Portuguese.
Swordfish are wrapped in plastic on pallets.
- RANDY OLSON
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- Global Fish Crisis: Still Waters_National Geographic magazine, 04/2007