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 The overall aim for statistics on catch and landings is to report on fisheries contribution to the national economy, to the provision of food (subsistence) and on the total removal of fish and shellfish from the sea. Catch Statistics are... More
 Catch and landing statistics are for many purposes required as very detailed data e.g. broken down by fleet, gear, season and detailed area. The nationality of landings follows the vessel flag state principle as described in Nationality of Catch and... More
 Care should be taken when referring to the NOMINAL CATCH (the live weight equivalent of the landings) as the CATCH, since in many situations the initial catch (the GROSS CATCH) has been reduced by a number of factors. These factors... More
 The concept "LANDED WEIGHT" refers to the mass (or weight) of a product at the time of landing, regardless of the state in which is landed. That is, the fish may be whole, or gutted or filleted. Consequently this unit... More
 The concept "PRODUCT WEIGHT" is the weight of a product at the time of weighing. Thus it does not describe the presentation of the product and, unless it is known that the product is homogenous in form, further analysis has... More
 NOMINAL CATCH is most often not obtained as a direct measure but has to be derived and this is usually done by applying a conversion factor to the landed weight. More
 Discards are fish and organisms that are returned to the sea during sorting the catch on board. The reasons for discarding are many including lack of market opportunities, damaged fish, fish with wounds or cuts or infected by parasites, undersized... More
 The STATLANT reporting system of questionnaires is a long-standing standardized statistical inquiry developed by the CWP for the submission of national catch data to international fisheries agencies by national reporting offices. Although the species and fishing areas for which data... More
  International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishery Vessels by GRT Categories (ISSCFV - GRT category) (former ANNEX L.I)   International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishery Vessels by Vessel Types (ISSCFV - Vessel Type) (former ANNEX L.II)  Simplified Classification of Fishing Vessels by... More
  International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishing Gear (ISSCFG,1980) (former ANNEX MI) International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishing Gear (ISSCFG Rev. 1, 2013) (former ANNEX M.II) List of revisions and correspondence between ISSCGG (1980) and ISSCFG Rev.1 (2013) (former ANNEX... More
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