Economy, Forestry and Fishing
sailfish, cubic meters, tarpon, cubic feet, coastal waters
Much of the forestland of Colombia is inaccessible because of poor transportation facilities. The forestland also often has trees of relatively little value. The cut of roundwood in Colombia in 2000 was 17.8 million cubic meters (630 million cubic feet). Much of the wood is used as fuel.
The coastal waters and many rivers and lakes of Colombia provide a variety of fish, notably trout, tarpon, sailfish, and tuna. The total catch in 1997 was 199,227 metric tons. About one-quarter of the annual catch consists of freshwater species of fish.
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