Report of the NINETEENTH SESSION OF THE COORDINATING WORKING PARTY ON FISHERY STATISTICS Nouméa, New Caledonia, 10-13 July 2001

FAO Fisheries Report No.656

Report of the NINETEENTH SESSION OF THE COORDINATING WORKING PARTY ON FISHERY STATISTICS
Nouméa, New Caledonia, 10-13 July 2001


FOOD AND AGRICULTURE ORGANIZATION OF THE UNITED NATIONS

Rome, 2001

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PREPARATION OF THIS DOCUMENT

This document is the report of the Nineteenth Session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP), held in Nouma, New Caledonia, from 10 to 13 July 2001.


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Report of the nineteenth session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics. Nouma, New Caledonia, 10-13 July 2001.
FAO Fisheries Report. No. 656. Rome, FAO. 2001. 91p.

ABSTRACT

The report of the nineteenth session of the Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP), Nouma, New Caledonia, 10-13 July 2001, is presented. Topics discussed were: changes in membership of CWP; review of recommendations from CWP-18; reports of intersessional meetings; Meeting of Agencies Participating in FIGIS/FIRMs (9 July 2001); reports on intersessional developments in Agency programmes in fishery statistics; STATLANT issues; elasmobranch statistics; data implications of Illegal, Unreported and Unregulated (IUU) fishing and Agency catch certification schemes; discard data availability and dissemination; integration of fishery statistics and joint dissemination; charging and dissemination policies for supply of data; record of vessels fishing on the high sea (Compliance Agreement); statistical classifications, i.e. fishing-related activities (e.g. ISIC), vessels (e.g. ISSCFV), species (e.g. ISSCAAP and ASFIS); coordination of descriptions of national statistical methodologies; role of the CWP in relation to statistical development; and Handbook of Fishery Statistics completion and revisions.


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