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FISHING EFFORT

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French Equivalent: Effort de pêche

Definition:
The fishing effort is a measure of the amount of fishing. Frequently some surrogate is used relating to a given combination of inputs into the fishing activity, such as the number of hours or days spent fishing, numbers of hooks used (in long- line fishing), kilometres of nets used, etc.

The European Union defines fishing effort as fleet capacity (tonnage and engine power) x days at sea (time; t); the formulas are GT x t and kW x t.

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 Wednesday, March 05, 2003