Fisheries Production from aquaculture
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The volume data is collected in tonnes.

The original financial data is collected in National currency, current values. For analytical purposes and data comparisons, data are converted and published in US dollars.

Exchange rates are average yearly spot rates, taken from: OECD (2014), "OECD Economic Outlook No. 95", OECD Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections (database).DOI: 10.1787/data-00688-en

Reference period

Data series start in 1995 until the most recent available data which normally refers to the current year-2. Year-1 is sometimes available with provisional data.

Link to Release calendar

Data are collected in August, published in December of the same year for the period until the year-2.

Geographic coverage

The geographical area is the countries participating in the work of the COFI; but not all countries have information available do provide answers to our data surveys.

Countries: For visualisation and simplification in tables in graphs, the ISO 3-alpha country or area code (International Organization for Standardization) is used.

Time units: The CALENDAR (or CIVIL) YEAR, i.e., the period between 1 January and 31 December, is the annual time unit normally used in fishery statistics. For exceptions, please see the individual notes or report to the FAO.

Currencies and funds: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), recognising that the need for a universally applicable code for the identification of currencies, has developed codes that are used here, namely the ISO 3-alpha currency code.

Aquaculture: Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms: fish, molluscs, crustaceans, aquatic plants, crocodiles, alligators, turtles, and amphibians. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc. Farming also implies individual or corporate ownership of the stock being cultivated. For statistical purposes, aquatic organisms which are harvested by an individual or corporate body which has owned them throughout their rearing period contribute to aquaculture, while aquatic organisms which are exploitable by the public as a common property resource, with or without appropriate licences, are the harvest of capture fisheries.

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The Fisheries Committee (COFI) from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD) collects, on an annual basis from all its participating countries, data on landings, aquaculture production, fleet, employment in the fisheries sector, and government financial transfers. Data are collected from Fisheries Ministries, National Statistics Offices and other institution designated as an official data source.

Concepts Classifications

Data are collected by the OECD using the methodologies established by the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) (www.fao.org/fishery/cwp/search/en). This inter-agency body, created in 1960 to develop common procedures and standards for the collation of fisheries statistics, provides technical advice on fishery statistical matters. Its handbook of Fishery Statistical Standards comprises definitions of the various concepts used in fishery statistics, with the exception of Government Financial Transfers which is unique to the OECD. All other statistics are based on the CWP definitions.

The OECD, a partner with the CWP, additionaly collects information on values for its landings and records the breakdown between the types of landings (i.e. landings in domestic ports, landings in foreign ports) data series which are not collected by the FAO. While a number of countries cover landings in a similar fashion, the same does not hold true for capacity (feet/meters, GRT/engine powers), or for employment for which both Full-time equivalents or numbers of people are used. The OECD therefore does not duplicate FAO statistics but requests complementary information to feed its analytical work.

Name of collection/source

The survey used for this exercise is the "Fisheries database questionnaire".

Fisheries Production from aquacultureContact person/organisation
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The volume data is collected in tonnes.

The original financial data is collected in National currency, current values. For analytical purposes and data comparisons, data are converted and published in US dollars.

Exchange rates are average yearly spot rates, taken from: OECD (2014), &quot;OECD Economic Outlook No. 95&quot;, OECD Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections (database).DOI: 10.1787/data-00688-en

Reference period

Data series start in 1995 until the most recent available data which normally refers to the current year-2. Year-1 is sometimes available with provisional data.

Link to Release calendar

Data are collected in August, published in December of the same year for the period until the year-2.

Geographic coverage

The geographical area is the countries participating in the work of the COFI; but not all countries have information available do provide answers to our data surveys.

Countries: For visualisation and simplification in tables in graphs, the ISO 3-alpha country or area code (International Organization for Standardization) is used.

Time units: The CALENDAR (or CIVIL) YEAR, i.e., the period between 1 January and 31 December, is the annual time unit normally used in fishery statistics. For exceptions, please see the individual notes or report to the FAO.

Currencies and funds: The International Organization for Standardization (ISO), recognising that the need for a universally applicable code for the identification of currencies, has developed codes that are used here, namely the ISO 3-alpha currency code.

Aquaculture: Aquaculture is the farming of aquatic organisms: fish, molluscs, crustaceans, aquatic plants, crocodiles, alligators, turtles, and amphibians. Farming implies some form of intervention in the rearing process to enhance production, such as regular stocking, feeding, protection from predators, etc. Farming also implies individual or corporate ownership of the stock being cultivated. For statistical purposes, aquatic organisms which are harvested by an individual or corporate body which has owned them throughout their rearing period contribute to aquaculture, while aquatic organisms which are exploitable by the public as a common property resource, with or without appropriate licences, are the harvest of capture fisheries.

Data source(s) used

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The Fisheries Committee (COFI) from the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD) collects, on an annual basis from all its participating countries, data on landings, aquaculture production, fleet, employment in the fisheries sector, and government financial transfers. Data are collected from Fisheries Ministries, National Statistics Offices and other institution designated as an official data source.

Concepts Classifications

Data are collected by the OECD using the methodologies established by the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) (www.fao.org/fishery/cwp/search/en). This inter-agency body, created in 1960 to develop common procedures and standards for the collation of fisheries statistics, provides technical advice on fishery statistical matters. Its handbook of Fishery Statistical Standards comprises definitions of the various concepts used in fishery statistics, with the exception of Government Financial Transfers which is unique to the OECD. All other statistics are based on the CWP definitions.

The OECD, a partner with the CWP, additionaly collects information on values for its landings and records the breakdown between the types of landings (i.e. landings in domestic ports, landings in foreign ports) data series which are not collected by the FAO. While a number of countries cover landings in a similar fashion, the same does not hold true for capacity (feet/meters, GRT/engine powers), or for employment for which both Full-time equivalents or numbers of people are used. The OECD therefore does not duplicate FAO statistics but requests complementary information to feed its analytical work.

Name of collection/source

The survey used for this exercise is the &quot;Fisheries database questionnaire&quot;.