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world CatchHere is a graph that shows how much six Arctic states caught. The numbers do not include whaling, but the numbers are in tons.
The numbers date back from 1950, except for Russia.
This shows the biggest fishing nations in the Arctic.
It shows very well that USA is the biggest fishing nation, somewhat a surprise for many.
Russia is also very big in numbers, especially in 1990.
It is very interesting to compare this to the importance of fishing for the countries, and the export numbers. It shows that although both USA and Russia are hunting a lot, it is not very important for their economy.