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Number of Algarve fishermen drops 56%

octopus2The number of fishermen registered in the Algarve recorded the sharpest reduction in the country between 2001 and 2017, a decrease of 56%, according to data released this week by PORDATA.

In 2017, there were 17,642 fishermen in Portugal, 25% less than in 2001 – a decrease that occurred in all regions of the country but the Algarve has been badly hit with a decrease of 56% to just 2,713 in 2017.