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GROSS TONNAGE (GT)

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French Equivalent: Jauge brute (JB)

Definition:
Gross tonnage (GT) is a measurement of ship volume. With fishing vessels often used together with engine power (kW) as a measure of fishing capacity, especially since the London Convention took effect in 1994. The gross tonnage is a function of the moulded volume of all enclosed spaces of the ship.

Source Publication:
Review of Fisheries in OECD Countries: Glossary, February 1998.

Statistical Theme: Agriculture and fisheries statistics

Created on Tuesday, September 25, 2001

Last updated on Monday, November 12, 2001