Legal basis

Legal basis for conducting the survey in the area of fishery statistics is Law on Official Statistics and Official Statistical System of Montenegro (Official Gazette of Montenegro 18/12).


Purpose of survey

The purpose of fishery statistics is to collect, process, and disseminate the data on: catches of freshwater and seawater fish; fishers and fishing gear in maritime fishery. 

Sources and coverage

The surveys cover all business entities engaged in catching, production, processing, and turnover of fish; fishery cooperatives; individual (private) fishers catching fish for their own consumption or sale; institutes and organizations engaged in fish production; national parks; and sport fishing associations.

Obligation to protect individual data

Statistical confidentiality is guaranteed. Results obtained through surveys are only used for statistical purposes, and they are published at the aggregated level.

For more details about published data, methodology, and releases in area of fishery statistics please see the sections below.

Data Methodology Releases Quality reports Metadata