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Fishing grounds

European waters
The freezer-trawlers of PFA members fish mainly in European waters including the North Sea, the waters west, north and south of Ireland, England and Scotland, in the English Channel and in the Bay of Biscay. In the 10 years to 2012, around 80 per cent of our catch came from European waters. Due to a relative absence of PFA vessels in Western Africa in 2012 and 2013, catches in European waters have become even more dominant recently.



PFA represents the interests of nine European freezer-trawler companies involved in pelagic fishing activities for human consumption.

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