“After two consecutive years of declining profitability, the EU fleet made a recovery in 2010, moving from an overall loss making position to one of profit. This is one of the findings of the 2012 Annual Economic Report (AER) on the European Fishing Fleet carried out by the JRC. This growth occurred despite higher fuel costs in 2010, which is one of the major expenditures for the fishing fleet. The most significant factors that contributed to this increase in net profit in 2010 compared to 2009 were an increase in landings value and average first-sale prices, an increase in the total weight caught and a decrease in labour costs.”
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Fonte: EC Joint Research Centre – 24 de setembro de 2012