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The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department provides advice and objective information to Members to help promote responsible aquaculture and fisheries. To fulfil this role, the Department compiles, analyses and disseminates fishery data, structured within data collections.

To ensure quality assurance, each collection is documented to highlight definitions and to specify the structure, sources, coverage, processes, intended use, etc. This is further complemented with the CWP Handbook of Fishery Statistical Standards which includes comprehensive definitions of concepts and details of standard classifications.

Statistical collections

Global time series have been maintained over more than 60 years. To meet diverse user needs, data from each statistical collection are available through various formats, tools and information products.

How to access the data:

1) FishStatJ - Software for fishery statistical time series offers experts and scientists a stand-alone application for complex and sophisticated data exploration and extraction.

2)  Online Query Panels enable advanced users to extract customized information and reports.

3) Yearbooks provide a full range of tables with detailed statistics. (Click here to navigate the CD-ROM).

List of all data collections

All data collections, also fully-documented, are organized by records, Fact Sheets and maps, thus complementing the overall statistical collections... full list of data collections

Statistics and Information Branch

Fisheries and Aquaculture Department
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Viale delle Terme di Caracalla

Email: Fish-Statistics-Inquiries


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