This document is the report of the twentieth session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP), held in Victoria, Seychelles, from 21 to 24 January 2003; it includes the report of the Second FIGIS-FIRMS Ad Hoc Meeting which took place at the same venue on 20 January 2003.
The report of the twentieth session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP), Victoria, Seychelles, 21-24 January 2003, is presented. Topics discussed were: changes in membership of CWP; review of recommendations from CWP-19; reports of intersessional meetings; reports on intersessional developments in Agency programmes in fishery statistics; elasmobranch and bycatch statistics; national data collection methodologies and data quality; proposals for an advocacy role for CWP; catch and aquaculture terminology; vessel identifiers; proposed FAO strategy on improving information on status and trends of capture fisheries; a report on the Second FIGIS-FIRMS Ad Hoc Meeting, 20 January 2003, Victoria, Seychelles; STATLANT issues (statistical areas; International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishing Vessels (ISSCFV); socio-economic indicators; environmental sustainability indicators; fishery statistics for Southeast Asia); and the CWP Handbook of Fishery Statistical Standards.
FAO Fisheries Department
FAO Regional and Subregional Fishery Officers
FAO Member Countries