Catch statistics of Lake Constance Fishery
Professional fishermen caught a total of 298 tons of fish in 2017 (6.3 kg/ha). This was an 8.5% reduction from the previous year. The whitefish yield was 194.8 tons, and the perch yield was 26.5 tons, which was 6% reduction compared to the previous year. An improvement in the poor economic situation of the professional fishery is expected after the implementation of the approved patent reduction by 2020.
In the year under review, recreational fishery achieved a catch result of 49.4 tons, which was 4.5 tons more than the previous year. A total of 11,702 fishing permits were issued, which is a reduction of 935 permits from the year before.