Dimension: Spatial catches
Unit: Tonnes
Key: Tuna and billfish species
Type: species
More info: Principal Market Tunas and Billfishes are considered in this Atlas. Their common names (FAO, 2000) are listed below with their scientific names given in brackets followed by the FAO abbreviation in uppercase.
  1. albacore (Thunnus alalunga), ALB
  2. Atlantic bluefin tuna (Thunnus thynnus), BFT
  3. Atlantic white marlin (Tetrapturus albidus), WHM
  4. bigeye tuna (Thunnus obesus), BET
  5. black marlin (Makaira indica), BLM
  6. blue marlin (Makaira nigricans), BUM
  7. Pacific bluefin tuna (Thunnus orientalus), PBF
  8. skipjack tuna (Katsuwonus pelamis), SKJ
  9. Southern bluefin tuna (Thunnus maccoyii), SBF
  10. striped marlin (Tetrapturus audax), MLS
  11. swordfish (Xiphias gladius), SWO
  12. yellowfin tuna (Thunnus albacares), YFT
Key: Gear
Type: gear type
Code system: The codes represent the standard abbreviation for gears of the "International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishing Gear (ISSCFG)":
More info:
  1. LL - longline
  2. PL - pole and line
  3. PS - purse seine
  4. OTH - Other gears
Key: Water areas
Type: geographic grid
Code system: Grid of cells 5°latitude x 5°longitude
More info: XYYZZZ (Six Digits Code for identification of cell)
X = quadrant (1=NE, 2=SE, 3=SW, 4=NW)
YY = degrees of latitude of the corner closest to 0° longitude and 0° latitude
ZZZ = degrees of longitude of the corner closest to 0°
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