Consolidation, less specialization behind fall in number of

(12/27/19)

 EU fish processors

The consolidation of the European seafood processing sector, combined by a switch to seafood as a secondary process by larger protein firms, has seen a significant decline in the number of individual fish processors over the past six years, according to statistics from the EU's directorate general of maritime affairs (DG MARE).

Speaking to attendees at the meeting of EU fish processors and traders (AIPCE-CEP) on Dec. 10, Frangkiskos Nikolian, representing DG MARE's economic analysis unit, said the number of unique fish processors in the EU had fallen below 3,500 for the first time in over a decade in 2017.

"There’s been consolidation, there are big firms in the sector, larger companies, and we can see that there are only 70 [fish processing] companies in the EU with more...............................................................


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