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OECD statistics contact: TAD.contact@oecd.org

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The OECD data call opens in May(y) to collect (y-1) data; data are disseminated in December(y).

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The fishing fleet data collection is part of the more comprehensive data gathering carried out on an annual basis by the Fisheries Committee (COFI) of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD) from OECD members and participating non-OECD economies.

Data are collected from Fisheries Ministries, National Statistics Offices and other institutions designated as an official data source.

For countries that are part of the European Union, fishing fleet data are directly sourced from the Eurostat dataset 'Fishing fleet by age, length and gross tonnage (fish_fleet_alt)'.

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Fishing fleetContact person/organisation

OECD statistics contact: TAD.contact@oecd.org

Data source(s) used

The fishing fleet data collection is part of the more comprehensive data gathering carried out on an annual basis by the Fisheries Committee (COFI) of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD) from OECD members and participating non-OECD economies.

Data are collected from Fisheries Ministries, National Statistics Offices and other institutions designated as an official data source.

For countries that are part of the European Union, fishing fleet data are directly sourced from the Eurostat dataset 'Fishing fleet by age, length and gross tonnage (fish_fleet_alt)'.

Date last input received

The OECD data call opens in May(y) to collect (y-1) data; data are disseminated in December(y).

Unit of measure used

Data are collected in number of vessels and gross tonnage (GT) as defined by the London Convention 1969.

Definition of Gross Tonnage (GT)http://www.fao.org/cwp-on-fishery-statistics/handbook/capture-fisheries-statistics/fishery-fleet/en/
Power code

Zero

Periodicity

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

Reference period

The data are annual and refer to the situation of the national fleets on 31 December of the reference year.

For exceptions, please see the individual notes.

Date last updated

March, 2020

Statistical population

The statistical population is the group of OECD members and participating non-OECD economies.

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

This dataset includes only data on active fishing vessels, i.e. vessels that at the time of reporting are active and engaged only in catching operations.

Data are provided in number of vessels and Gross Tonnage (GT). The Gross Tonnage for ships of 24 metres in length and over refers to the volume of all ship's enclosed spaces (from keel to funnel) measured to the outside of the hull framing.

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

Fishing vesselshttp://www.fao.org/cwp-on-fishery-statistics/handbook/capture-fisheries-statistics/fishery-fleet/en/CWP Handbook of Fishery Statisticshttp://www.fao.org/cwp-on-fishery-statistics/handbook/en/
Classification(s) used

Data on vessels are broken down by Length OverAll (LOA), in meters. LOA is the most frequently used and preferred measure of the length of a fishing vessel; it refers to the maximum length of a vessel from the two points on the hull most distant from each other, measured perpendicular to the waterline.

Dissemination format(s)

Data on fishing fleet 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'