Agriculture accounts for 4.5% of the economy in Emilia Romagna, and employed 98 000 people in 2001. In 2000, the total number of farms in the agriculture industry was 107 787, largely made up of family farms whose primary economic activity is agriculture. The total amount of arable land in that same year was 1 465 278 hectares, while the amount used was 1 114 288 hectares, the majority of which was used for planting. The number of agricultural businesses decreased by 28.5% between 1990-2000. During 2000 there were 107 787 firms in the agriculture industry, and the fishing industry as a whole generated 611 690 quintals (61 169 tonnes) of fish.