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Starting with FishStatJ version 3.01, you can download workspaces directly from within the FishStatJ application menu "Browse workspace". This version will also alert when a new program version becomes available (for details please refer to the manual).


The FishStatJ application provides users with access to a variety of fishery statistical datasets. Any data having yearly time series and coded dimensions can potentially be stored and processed by FishStatJ. The system consists of a main application module and workspaces which include the datasets and can be loaded by the user.

FishStatJ is a Java-based desktop application.

FishStatJ key features

  • statistical datasets browsing, data mining, charting and reporting
  • filtering, grouping and aggregation through hierarchical dimensions

How to install FishStatJ

  1. Download the FishStatJ application
  2. Download the workspace

1. Download the FishstatJ application (Version 3.02.0):

  • Windows zip download
    • Vista/Windows 7, 8 (32 or 64 bit are both supported)
    • We are working on a version compatible with Windows10
    • JRE (Java run-time) is included

    To install on Windows, the ZIP-download must be extracted into a directory where the user has update permissions. We recommend to unzip the program to the C-disk (C:\FiShStatJ) or leave the unzipped folder on the Desktop. It is very important when extracting to maintain the zipped file structure (with all the required FishStatJ subdirectories)!

  • Mac OsX zip download

    * Note: We have tested FishStatJ with the configurations above but will probably work in various environments (i.e. JRE 8).

    For more details on installing and using FishStatJ, please refer to the FishStatJ manual.

    Minimum requirements for FishStatJ

    • 2GB of system memory (RAM); 4Gb recommended
    • 500MB of disk space, for the application FAO datasets, and JRE.
    • 1 GHz x86 processor

    2. Download workspaces (workspaces contain datasets):

    Workspaces are downloaded directly from within the FishStatJ application menu "Browse workspace".

    Global production workspace:
    • Global Production by production source 1950-2015 (Release date: March 2017)
    • Capture Production 1950-2015 (Release date: March 2017)
    • Aquaculture Production (Quantities and values) 1950-2015 (Release date: March 2017)
    Global commodities workspace:
    • Fisheries Commodities Production and Trade 1976-2013 (Release date: March 2016)
    Regional workspace:
    • CECAF (Eastern Central Atlantic) capture production 1970-2015 (Release date: June 2017)
    • GFCM (Mediterranean and Black Sea) capture production 1970-2014 (Release date: April 2016)
    • RECOFI capture production 1986-2015 (Release date: April 2017)
    • Southeast Atlantic Capture Production 1975-2015 (Release date: June 2017)
    Food balance sheets workspace:
    • Food balance 1961-2013 (Release date: July 2016)
    • Total population 1961-2013 (Release date: July 2016)

    FishStatJ help and assistance 


Inquiries concerning FishStatJ system, data and request for FishStatJ CDs, should be addressed to:

Statistics and Information Branch (FIAS)

FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla

Fax: +39 06 57052476

Email: Fish-Statistics-Inquiries

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