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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 (GFT).

GFTs are indicators of financial support paid to the fisheries sector by government and are classified under one of four broad headings:

1. Direct payments to fishers: primarily directed at increasing the income of fishers
2. Cost reducing transfer: aimed at reducing the costs of fixed capital and variable inputs
3. General services: transfers not necessarily received directly by fishers, but which nevertheless reduce the costs faced by fishers (includes management, research and enforcement services, as well as the provision of infrastructure)
4. Cost Recovery Charges: fees charged to the sector to defray government programme and management costs.

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OECD statistics contact: TAD.contact@oecd.org

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Data are collected from Fisheries Ministries, National Statistics Offices and other institution designated as an official data source, and the survey used for this exercise is the Fisheries database questionnaire.

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The data provided by countries and disseminated by OECD are annual data.

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The annual time unit normally used in fishery statistics is the calendar or civil year, i.e., the period between 1 January and 31 December. For exceptions, please see the individual notes.

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The original financial data is collected in national currency at 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 the dataset OECD Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections.

Data reported in this dataset are expressed in units of national currency and US dollars.

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Collection of GFT data was suspended in 2016, when the GFT dataset was replaced by the FSE dataset in the Fisheries domain. The structure and the content of the FSE dataset are in line with what agreed by the Fisheries Committee (COFI) at its 117th session on 18-20 April 2016.

GFTs series are available from 1995 to 2013, and are still disseminated as historical archive. They have been replaced by the Fisheries Support Estimate (FSE) series which uses a similar but not entirely compatible classification of policies.

Government financial transfersAbstract

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 (GFT).

GFTs are indicators of financial support paid to the fisheries sector by government and are classified under one of four broad headings:

1. Direct payments to fishers: primarily directed at increasing the income of fishers
2. Cost reducing transfer: aimed at reducing the costs of fixed capital and variable inputs
3. General services: transfers not necessarily received directly by fishers, but which nevertheless reduce the costs faced by fishers (includes management, research and enforcement services, as well as the provision of infrastructure)
4. Cost Recovery Charges: fees charged to the sector to defray government programme and management costs.

Contact person/organisation

OECD statistics contact: TAD.contact@oecd.org

Data source(s) used

Data are collected from Fisheries Ministries, National Statistics Offices and other institution designated as an official data source, and the survey used for this exercise is the Fisheries database questionnaire.

Unit of measure used

The original financial data is collected in national currency at 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 the dataset OECD Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections.

Data reported in this dataset are expressed in units of national currency and US dollars.

OECD Economic Outlookhttp://www.oecd-ilibrary.org/economics/data/oecd-economic-outlook-statistics-and-projections_eo-data-en
Periodicity

The data provided by countries and disseminated by OECD are annual data.

Reference period

The annual time unit normally used in fishery statistics is the calendar or civil year, i.e., the period between 1 January and 31 December. For exceptions, please see the individual notes.

Other data characteristics

Standard ISO 3-alpha codes are used for countries and currencies.

International Organization for Standardizationhttp://www.iso.org/iso/home.html
Statistical population

The statistical population is the set of countries participating in the work of the COFI, i.e.OECD members, excluding land-lock countries, with some exceptions (Czech Republic and Slovakia are included, Israel is not).

The group includes also the following partner countries: Argentina, Chinese Taipei, Colombia, Russian Federation and Thailand.

In order to facilitate analysis and comparisons over time, historical data for OECD members have been provided over as long a period as possible, often even before a country became a member of the Organisation.

Information on the membership dates of all OECD countries can be found at OECD Ratification Dates.

OECD Ratification Dateshttp://www.oecd.org/about/membersandpartners/list-oecd-member-countries.htm
Recommended uses and limitations

Collection of GFT data was suspended in 2016, when the GFT dataset was replaced by the FSE dataset in the Fisheries domain. The structure and the content of the FSE dataset are in line with what agreed by the Fisheries Committee (COFI) at its 117th session on 18-20 April 2016.

GFTs series are available from 1995 to 2013, and are still disseminated as historical archive. They have been replaced by the Fisheries Support Estimate (FSE) series which uses a similar but not entirely compatible classification of policies.