This report is largely based on statistics taken from Eurostat 2008 data and refers to the entire EU 27 group of member states. Other data is ascribed to source. Eurostat provide information by fishery product, species and/or category. Since the intent of this study is to understand the actual quantities of fish utilised, conversion factors are used to back-calculate to live weight equivalent of the fish (WFE). Accordingly, all tables and figures in the study refer to whole weight of fish.