Aquaculture production
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OECD statistics contact: TAD.contact@oecd.org

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FAO public platform FishStatJ

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

The annual time unit normally used in fisheries statistics is the calendar or civil year, i.e. the period between 1 January and 31 December.

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Value data are expressed in units of USD, quantity data are expressed in tonnes.

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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.

The methodological reference document for fisheries and aquaculture statistics is the CWP Handbook of Fishery Statistics.

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Aquaculture production data are disseminated on-line in the 'Fisheries and Aquaculture statistics' domain of OECD.Stat and in the biennial paper publication 'OECD Review of Fisheries, Policies and Summary Statistics'

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Figures flagged with 'E' corresponds to FAO estimations.

Aquaculture productionContact person/organisation

OECD statistics contact: TAD.contact@oecd.org

Direct source

FAO public platform FishStatJ

FishStatJhttp://www.fao.org/fishery/statistics/software/fishstatj/en
Unit of measure used

Data are expreessed in units of USD and in tonnes.

Power code

Value data are expressed in units of USD, quantity data are expressed in tonnes.

Therefore the data power code is zero.

Periodicity

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

The annual time unit normally used in fisheries statistics is the calendar or civil year, i.e. the period between 1 January and 31 December.

Statistical population

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

The group includes also the following partner countries: Argentina, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Peru, Philippines, Thailand and Chinese Taipei.

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
Key statistical concept

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.

The methodological reference document for fisheries and aquaculture statistics is the CWP Handbook of Fishery Statistics.

Definition of aquaculture statisticshttp://www.fao.org/cwp-on-fishery-statistics/handbook/aquaculture-statistics/en/CWP Handbook of Fishery Statisticshttp://www.fao.org/cwp-on-fishery-statistics/handbook/en/
Classification(s) used

Species are classified according to the ASFIS list, which includes more than 12 000 species items selected according to their interest or relation to fisheries and aquaculture.

For each species item stored in a record, several descriptors are available, including the 3-alpha code identifier. The 3-alpha identifier is a unique code made of three letters that is widely used for the exchange of data with national correspondents and among fishery agencies.

FAO is the depository agency for the 3-alpha codes. Requests for information and for the allocation of a 3-alpha code to new species should be addressed to FAO.

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

ASFIS listhttp://www.fao.org/fishery/collection/asfis/enInternational Organization for Standardizationhttp://www.iso.org/iso/home.html
Dissemination format(s)

Aquaculture production data are disseminated on-line in the 'Fisheries and Aquaculture statistics' domain of OECD.Stat and in the biennial paper publication 'OECD Review of Fisheries, Policies and Summary Statistics'

Recommended uses and limitations

Figures flagged with 'E' corresponds to FAO estimations.