Trends in Oceanic Captures and Clustering of Large Marine Ecosystems - Two Studies Based on the FAO Capture Database


FAO FISHERIES TECHNICAL PAPER 435

Luca Garibaldi
Fishery Information, Data and Statistics Unit
FAO Fishery Department

and

Luca Limongelli
FAO Consultant

FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS
Rome, 2003

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Preparation of this document

Acknowledgements

Abstract

Trends in oceanic captures: an analysis of 50 years’ data by FAO fishing areas

1. THE OCEANIC REGION

1.1 Physical environment
1.2 Biological resources and their exploitation

2. CAPTURE TRENDS OF OCEANIC SPECIES

2.1 Species selected from the FAO capture database
2.2 Global trend

2.2.1 Oceanic catches of Distant Water Fleets (DWFs)

2.3 Capture trends by FAO fishing area

2.3.1 Northwest Atlantic (FAO Area 21)
2.3.2 Northeast Atlantic (FAO Area 27)
2.3.3 Western Central Atlantic (FAO Area 31)
2.3.4 Eastern Central Atlantic (FAO Area 34)
2.3.5 Mediterranean and Black Sea (FAO Area 37)
2.3.6 Southwest Atlantic (FAO Area 41)
2.3.7 Southeast Atlantic (FAO Area 47)
2.3.8 Western Indian Ocean (FAO Area 51)
2.3.9 Eastern Indian Ocean (FAO Area 57)
2.3.10 Northwest Pacific (FAO Area 61)
2.3.11 Northeast Pacific (FAO Area 67)
2.3.12 Western Central Pacific (FAO Area 71)
2.3.13 Eastern Central Pacific (FAO Area 77)
2.3.14 Southwest Pacific (FAO Area 81)
2.3.15 Southeast Pacific (FAO Area 87)
2.3.16 Arctic (FAO Area 18) and Antarctic areas (FAO Areas 48, 58, 88)

3. CONCLUSION
4. REFERENCES

Clustering Large Marine Ecosystems by capture data

1. INTRODUCTION

1.1 Overview and scope of the work

2. METHODS

2.1 Re-arrangement of FAO capture statistics by LME and grouping of species items
2.2 Cluster analysis

3. CLUSTERS OF LARGE MARINE ECOSYSTEMS

3.1 Discussion by cluster

3.1.1 Cluster 1
3.1.2 Cluster 2
3.1.3 Cluster 3
3.1.4 Cluster 4
3.1.5 Cluster 5
3.1.6 Cluster 6
3.1.7 Cluster 7
3.1.8 Cluster 8
3.1.9 Cluster 9
3.1.10 Cluster 10
3.1.11 Cluster 11

4. CONCLUSION
5. REFERENCES
APPENDIX 1. - Additional sources
APPENDIX 2. - Capture trends (1990-1999) of each LME by cluster
APPENDIX 3. - Map of the 50 LMEs

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