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    The CWP, supported by the participating organizations, has served as the premier international and interorganizational forum for agreeing common definitions, classifications and standards for the collection of fishery statistics since 1960. It has developed common procedures for statistics collation which have streamlined processes and reduced the burden on the statistical offices of national fisheries, as well as providing technical advice to participating organizations on fishery-related statistical matters, and facilitating the publication of methodological and reference documents.

Highlights

The CWP Handbook of Fisheries Statistics

Explore the contents of the CWP handbook through categorised navigation and free searching tool. Click on the icons below to start exploring the handbook.

Concepts

A comprehensive set of definitions of the main data items presented in the Handbook. It also contains definitions of key terminology, concepts and commonly used acronyms.


Methodologies

Methodologies and practices endorsed by the CWP; and where no standards exist, a range of additional methodologies and practices in use by the CWP members.


Classifications

Classification and metadata standards endorsed by the CWP, as well as other international standards adopted by the CWP as standards for fisheries statistics; and when no standards exist, a range of additional methodologies and practices in use by the CWP members.


References

The list of references cited in the Handbook and the additional bibliography suggested for each section.


Search

Handbook general search engine page. The handbook contents can be searched through a set of pre-defined tags; by its category type (Concepts, Methodologies; Classifications and References) or through free text search.

Partners

Commission for the Conservation of Antarctic Marine Living Resources
Commission for the Conservation of Southern Bluefin Tuna
General Fisheries Commission for the Mediterranean
Indian Ocean Tuna Commission
Inter-American Tropical Tuna Commission
International Commission for the Conservation of Atlantic Tuna
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea
International Whaling Commission
North Atlantic Salmon Conservation Organization
North-East Atlantic Fisheries Commission
Network of Aquaculture Centres in Asia-Pacific
Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development
South East Atlantic Fisheries Organisation
Pacific Community (SPC)
Southeast Asian Fisheries Development Center
Statistical Office of the European Commission
Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission