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Administrative Port: Pas-de-Calais
County: Nord-Pas de Calais

Dunkerque is a French commune, the second capital of the Nord department. With 91,386 inhabitants, the city is the fourth most populous in the Nord-Pas-de-Calais region, the first outside the city of Lille. Its inhabitants are called Dunkerquois and Dunkerquoise. The "city of Jean Bart" is the center of the urban community of Dunkerque Grand Littoral which comprises 18 municipalities with 200000 inhabitants. It is also the heart of the 34th urban area of France with more than 265000 inhabitants in 56 municipalities, including 4 of the Pas-de-Calais. Through agreements with other cities of the Côte d'Opale and those of Belgium West Flanders, the Dunkerque area is destined ultimately to belong to a metropolis ranging from Boulogne-sur-Mer to Ostend.[1]

Background information
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 1 22
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 2 2
Fishing Fleet Vessel type 3 1
Fishing Fleet Vessels total 25 [2]
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Demersal (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Pelagic (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Shellfish (tonnes)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) Main species (tonnes) sole (48,7%), plaice (14,9%), cuttlefish (9,7%)
Landings Total Landings (tonnes) All species (tonnes) 1367,9108
Landings Values Demersal
Landings Values Pelagic
Landings Values Shellfish
Landings Values All species 6623,61828€ [3]
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Regular)
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen (Part-time)
Landings Number of fishermen Number of fishermen Total
Landings Major fish species
Landings Landing points Quai armement nord

Quai des Arméricains

Landings Location of auctions Quai Armement Nord - 59140 Dunkerque 765, avenue des Bancs de Flandres Tèl. 03 28 26 70 10 - Fax 03 28 65 01 41
Governance and organisation Governance
Governance and organisation FLAG
Governance and organisation Location of fishermen's organisations CRPMEM de Haute Normandie, 26, Quai Galliéni 76200 DIEPPE

CRPMEM du Nord/Pas de Calais/Picardie, 12, rue Solférino 62200 BOULOGNE-SUR-MER

Branding Brand labels
Fish as food Fish selling
Fish as food Fish processing
Fish as food Restaurants/hotels
Tourism & Education Tourism & Fishing
Tourism & Education Festivals
Tourism & Education Fishing museums
Tourism & Education Aquariums
Tourism & Education Monuments
Tourism&Education Fishing training School

Vessel type 1= Coastal fishing vessels: Vessels which spend more than 75% of their time in the 12 nm zone.
Vessel type 2= Coastal/high sea vessels: Fishing vessels that fish 25% -75% of their time in the 12 nm zone.
Vessel type 3= High sea vessels: vessels that fish more than 75% of their time outside the coastal zone. These vessels fish offshore the French coast but are in some cases active in the coastal zone of other countries.[4]


  1. http://fr.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dunkerque
  2. Data from 2011. Source: Ifremer
  3. Data from 2013. Source: France Agrimer
  4. Leblond, E., Daures, F., Leonardi, S., Merrien, C., Demaneche, S., Le Blond, S., Berthou, P.L., Pitel-Roudau, M., Macher, C., Lespagnol, P., Le Grand, C., Le Blond, S. (2013). Synthèse des flottilles de pêche 2011, flotte de Mer du Nord - Manche – Atlantique, flotte de Méditerranée dans le cadre Réalisation du projet "Système d'Informations Halieutiques" de l'Ifremer. Edition IFREMER Brest. p.289.