In 2014, 1.78 million kilograms of fish were caught in the landlocked nation. Of this total, around 280,000 kilograms were caught by recreational anglers. The remaining 1.5 million kilograms were caught by the fishing industry.
84% of the total came from the six lakes of Lake Geneva (27%), Lake Neuchâtel (20%), Lake Zurich (15%), Lake Constance (10%), Lake Bienne/Biel (7%) and the Four Lakes (6%).
After reaching a peak of 3.4 million kilograms in 1992, local fish production has declined by more than 50%.
In 2014, 73 million kilograms of fish were eaten in Switzerland, 8.8 kilograms per person. Fish caught locally represented around 2.4% of the country’s total fish consumption.
Switzerland’s appetite for fish has climbed steadily over the last three decades. In 1984 per head consumption was 6.4 kilograms.