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Guyana

Quick Facts:

  • Fisheries sector contribution to GDP %: 3 (2008)
  • Fishing area: 12 nm
  • Fish production (metric tonne): 41,659
  • Fish production, including aquaculture (value in national currency): n/a
  • Fish exports (metric tonne): 19,097
  • Fish exports (value in national currency): GY $11.6 billion
  • Fish imports (metric tonne): 763
  • Fish imports (value in national currency): GY $392
  • Per capita fish consumption (kg): 54
  • EEZ (km2): 138,240
  • Shelf area (km2): 48,665
  • Number of landing sites: 107
  • Number of fishers: 5,971
  • Number of fishing vessels: Trawlers (136), red snapper (81), artisanal (1,129)
  • Fishing gear/methods: Trawl nets, Chinese seine (fyke seine), pin seine, gillnet (circle and drift seines), traps, cadell and handlines.
  • Number of vendors/hawkers: n/a
  • Number of processors: 9 licensed industrial processors, 12 cottage industry processors
  • Number of exporters: 35 (9 industrial operators and 26 individuals)
  • Number of importers: 36
  • Area under aquaculture (hectares): 870.105
  • Number of aquaculture farms: 5
  • Number of aquaculture farmers: 25
  • Incentives to fishers and aquaculture farmers: Duty free concession on equipment

Notes:

  1. GY $ 205 = US $1.

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