• Question: What fish are most commonly caught?

    Asked by Ciara to Jenny on 13 Jun 2018.
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      Jenny Shepperson answered on 13 Jun 2018:

      Globally, anchovies have been the most commonly caught fish, but in recent years less have been caught, meaning that similar amounts of anchovies, pollock, and skipjack tuna have been caught – about 3 million tonnes of each per year!
      The most common species caught in the UK are mackerel – 115,000 tonnes per year!