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Title
Title:
Fish Catch - Freshwater
SubTitle:
National level
Filename:  
fish_catch_freshwater
 
 
 
General Description
Abstract:
Time series are provided for catches of freshwater, brackish water, and marine species of fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic animals and plants killed, caught, trapped, collected, bred, or cultivated for all commercial, industrial, and subsistence purposes by species item or group, major fishing area, continent, and individual country or area. Aquatic animals and plants are broken down at either the species, genus, or family levels into approximately 995 statistical categories called "species items." These 995 species items are arranged by FAO within 51 groups of species constituting the 9 divisions of FAO's International Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants (ISSCAAP). Data are sorted by catch size or taxonomic code. Data by species and country are reported for 27 major fishing areas, internationally established for fishery statistical purposes, consisting of 8 major inland fishing areas (each covering the waters of one of the eight continents) and 19 major marine fishing areas (each covering the waters of the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans and the "southern" oceans and their adjacent seas). National focal points for fishery statistics, in particular those countries fishing in more than one major fishing area, report their annual catches to various fishery commissions, as well as to FAO. To eliminate duplication in requests to these national offices, FAO cooperates with regional fishing bodies, particularly through the Coordinating Party on Atlantic Fishery Statistics (CWP), to standardize reporting forms, procedures, definitions, classifications, and other related documentation. This system also helps to reduce discrepancies between FAO figures and those published in the bulletins issued by the commissions. Final data are submitted by many national offices; provisional figures are provided by others. Whenever national offices fail to report their annual catch statistics in time for publication, FAO, in the absence of other information, repeats the data previously reported by the country, and in the case where statistical information is available, FAO estimates the quantities to reflect more realistic catch data. Footnotes for individual countries or areas and for specific tables list the few national exceptions to FAO reporting standards. Data are shown to the nearest ton, but are not necessarily of this degree of accuracy. Some countries do not round off catch data to the nearest hundred metric tons. Several countries still report their catches by large groups of species. In these circumstances, the catch data presented by individual species items are likely to be underestimated.
Purpose:
For nearly fifty years, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) has provided annual statistics, on a world-wide basis, on nominal catches of fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic animals, residues and plants, taken for all purposes except recreational, by all types and classes of fishing units operating in inland fresh and brackish water areas, and in inshore, offshore, and highseas fishing areas. Statistics for mariculture, aquaculture, and other kinds of fish farming are also reported.
Units:
Metric Tons
GEO Theme:
Freshwater
GEO Data Category:   
Agricultural Production
Type:
Data downloads
Subtype:
-----
Language:
English
Status:
Complete
Maintenance:
Unknown
 
 
 
Keywords
GEMET Theme:
Fishery
Free Keywords:
Fish, fishery, catch, freshwater, national level
 
 
 
Online Reference
URL:
http://www.fao.org/fi/statist/fisoft/fishplus.asp
File Format:
Zip
 
 
 
Spatial Reference
Coverage:
World
Coordinates:
 
North
90
 
West -180
 
180 East
 
-90
South
 
Region:
World
Subregion:
-----
Resolution:
Country
 
 
 
Temporal Reference
Covered Time:
1970-1999
 
 
 
Responsability
Person:
Senior Fishery Statistician
Organization:
FAO
Address:
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla
 
 
Postal Code:
00100
City:
Rome
State:
-----
Country:
Italy
Phone:
-----
Fax:
+39 06 57052476
Email:
FIDI-Inquiries@fao.org
 
 
Publisher:
FAO
Publ. Place:
Rome
 
 
Publ. Year:
2000
Data Source:
FishStat
Data Provider:
FAO
Copyright:
FAO
User Constr.:
Public
 
 
 
Metadata Information
Person:
Gregory Giuliani
Organization:
UNEP/DEWA/GRID-Geneva
Address:
11, Chemin des Anemones
 
 
Postal Code:
1219
City:
Chatelaine
State:
Geneva
Country:
Switzerland
Phone:
+41 22 917 82 94
Fax:
+41 22 917 80 29
Email:
geo@grid.unep.ch
 
 
Date:
20020207
 
 
 
 
 
GIS Data Info
Projection:
-----
 
 
Min. Scale:
-----
Max. Scale
-----
Data Resol.:
-----
Data Format:
-----
 
 
 
Statistics Data Info
Aggregation method
Mehtod:
Sum
Weight factor:
-----
Comments:
The value "-9999" corresponds to "No Data"
 
Interpolations/Extrapolations
Interpolations:
None
Extrapolations:
None
Method:
Other
Comments:
-----
 
Calculated pre 1991-1992 relative country share
Former USSR:
Aggregations only
Former Yugoslavia SFR:
Aggregations only
Former Czechoslovakia:
Aggregations only
Former Ethiopia:
None
Comments:
Pre-1988 relative shares of the 15 republics of the former USSR calculated based on data available after 1988. The calculated values relate to the regional/subregional and global aggregations only. Pre-1992 relative shares of the Czech Republic and Slovakia of the former Czechoslovakia calculated based on data available after 1992. The calculated values relate to the regional/subregional and global aggregations only. Pre-1991 relative shares of the 5 republics of the former Yugoslavia SFR calculated based on data available after 1991. The calculated values relate to the regional/subregional and global aggregations only.
 
General comments
Country notes:
Data for Eritrea before 1992 are shown under Ethiopia.
Definitions:
Fish catch relate to nominal catch of fish, taken for commercial, industrial, recreational and subsistence purposes from inland waters. The harvest from mariculture, aquaculture and other kinds of fish farming is excluded. Data include all quantities caught and landed for both food and feed purposes, but exclude discards. Catches of fish are expressed in live weight, that is the nominal weight of the aquatic organisms at the time of capture. To assign nationality to catches, the flag of the fishing vessel is used, unless the wording of chartering and joint operation contracts indicates otherwise.
Comments:
All data reported as "0.5" values are according to the provider considered as greater than zero, but less than 0.5 metric tons.