Types of fisheries
In Slovenia, fisheries include commercial and non-commercial marine fishing, aquaculture (sea water and fresh water), the management of fishery resources in inland waterways, and the processing and marketing of fish and fisheries products.
Given its natural resources, Slovenia has the potential to increase the aquaculture production capacity to further the sector and enhance its competitiveness and sustainability, this by improving its equipment and technology, fully exploiting the production capacities of its facilities, and promoting technological development and innovation.
In the field of fresh water aquaculture, the policies aim to ensure sustainable management of fisheries resources in inland waterways, in particular the preservation and protection of fish stock and the provision of recreational fishing. Regarding the processing and marketing of fish and fisheries products, the policies aim to achieve the maximum level of self-sufficiency by increasing the production capacities of processing plants and introducing new processing products with higher value added.