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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.

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

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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.

Variables collected

The variables collected are landings (national landings in domestic ports, national landings in foreign ports, foreign landings in domestic ports).

Nominal Catches: The concept "NOMINAL CATCHES" refers to the landings converted to a live weight basis. In fact it is often referred to as the "Live weight equivalent of the landings" or shortened to the "Live weight". In national publications the same concept is also given the name "Landings on a round, fresh basis", "Landings on a round, whole basis" or "Landings on an ex-water basis".

 

Landed Weight: The concept "LANDED WEIGHT" refers to the mass (or weight) of a product at the time of landing, regardless of the state in which is landed. That is, the fish may be whole, or gutted or filleted. Consequently this unit is of limited use for further analysis except where it is known that the product is very homogenous in nature. Where more detailed analysis of the data is required the landed weight is generally converted to a more meaningful measure, the most frequently used being the "Nominal catch".

Nationality: In 1954 the United Nations Statistical Commission decided that fish catches should be assigned to the country of the flag flown by the fishing vessel. However, in recent years national authorities and international agencies have been experiencing difficulties in certain circumstances in assigning a nationality to catches. Please report to the FAO in case of doubt.

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.

Fishing areas, general: The boundaries of the fishing areas are determined in accordance with the FAO. Among the terms used in the OECD database are the following:

Marine Waters: The term "MARINE WATERS" is intended to refer to oceans and seas including adjacent saltwater areas.
Inland Waters: The term "INLAND WATERS" may be used to refer to lakes, rivers, brooks, streams, ponds, inland canals, dams, and other land-locked (usually freshwater) waters (such as the Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, etc.).

Identifiers for aquatic animals and plants: For statistical purposes, nominal catches of aquatic animals and plants, taken in inland and marine waters or derived from aquaculture, for all kinds of commercial, industrial and subsistence purposes, are presented at either species, genus or family level in approximately 1250 statistical categories called "species items". In the "International Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants" (ISSCAAP), developed by FAO, these species are classified in 50 groups of species and 9 divisions.

Fisheries National landings in foreign portsContact person/organisation
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Source

Contact person/organisation

TAD.contact@oecd.org

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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;.

Unit of measure used
&nbsp;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.

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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.

Variables collected

The variables collected are landings (national landings in domestic ports, national landings in foreign ports, foreign landings in domestic ports).

Nominal Catches: The concept &quot;NOMINAL CATCHES&quot; refers to the landings converted to a live weight basis. In fact it is often referred to as the &quot;Live weight equivalent of the landings&quot; or shortened to the &quot;Live weight&quot;. In national publications the same concept is also given the name &quot;Landings on a round, fresh basis&quot;, &quot;Landings on a round, whole basis&quot; or &quot;Landings on an ex-water basis&quot;.

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Landed Weight: The concept &quot;LANDED WEIGHT&quot; refers to the mass (or weight) of a product at the time of landing, regardless of the state in which is landed. That is, the fish may be whole, or gutted or filleted. Consequently this unit is of limited use for further analysis except where it is known that the product is very homogenous in nature. Where more detailed analysis of the data is required the landed weight is generally converted to a more meaningful measure, the most frequently used being the &quot;Nominal catch&quot;.

Nationality: In 1954 the United Nations Statistical Commission decided that fish catches should be assigned to the country of the flag flown by the fishing vessel. However, in recent years national authorities and international agencies have been experiencing difficulties in certain circumstances in assigning a nationality to catches. Please report to the FAO in case of doubt.

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.

Fishing areas, general: The boundaries of the fishing areas are determined in accordance with the FAO. Among the terms used in the OECD database are the following:

Marine Waters: The term &quot;MARINE WATERS&quot; is intended to refer to oceans and seas including adjacent saltwater areas.
Inland Waters: The term &quot;INLAND WATERS&quot; may be used to refer to lakes, rivers, brooks, streams, ponds, inland canals, dams, and other land-locked (usually freshwater) waters (such as the Caspian Sea, Aral Sea, etc.).

Identifiers for aquatic animals and plants: For statistical purposes, nominal catches of aquatic animals and plants, taken in inland and marine waters or derived from aquaculture, for all kinds of commercial, industrial and subsistence purposes, are presented at either species, genus or family level in approximately 1250 statistical categories called &quot;species items&quot;. In the &quot;International Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants&quot; (ISSCAAP), developed by FAO, these species are classified in 50 groups of species and 9 divisions.