“In Portugal, the fishing fleet registers 7,705 vessels […], although some of them are not part of the active fleet. This significant number, however, represents 10.8% of the European Union's fishing fleet”, reads a note released by the Mar 2020 program.

In turn, Italy represents 17.1% (12,238), Greece 17% (12,168), Spain 12.1% (8,643) and Hungary 10.4% (7,456).

As regards the size of Portuguese vessels and their power, their representation in the EU fleet falls to, respectively, 6.6% and 6.7%.