Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Fishing industry in Denmark
These four stamps were issued in Denmark in 1978 to highlight the various facets of the Danish fishing industry, namely -
· (0.70) Fishing boats in Harbour.
· (1.00) Eel Traps.
· (0.80) Ship on Slipway.
· (2.50) Drying of Fishing Nets.
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, Hanstho
lm, 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.Thank you Merja.