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GFCM capture production (1970-2019)

Description Capture production statistics by country or areas, species item, and GFCM statistical division.
Database This database is populated with the catch statistics for the Mediterranean and Black Sea area as reported by the national authorities of countries to FAO/GFCM through the STATLANT 37A questionnarie. The national catch figures are processed by the GFCM Secretariat and compared with the data collected by FAO at “major fishing area” level (through the FISHSTAT NS1 questionnarie), without the breakdown of catches by species and statistical subdivisions. At the end of this process, the original figures may be revised and missing values be estimated in order to ensure coherence with the FAO Global Capture Production database, at least at the level of ISSCAAP* groups of species.
Data not included The database excludes production from marine aquaculture practices and does not contain statistics for marine mammals, miscellaneous aquatic animal products, and seaweeds.
Statistical areas For statistical purposes the GFCM region (FAO fishing area 37 - "Mediterranean and Black Sea"), has been split into four subareas, further sub-divided in ten divisions. Tuna catches are not allocated according to GFCM statistical divisions and are grouped together into a division named "Tunas" (37.0.0). Another division, named "Not known" (37.9.0), contains all the catches for which the statistical division is not known.

*International Standard Statistical Classification of Aquatic Animals and Plants (PDF)

Interactive dashboards of capture production statistics

Cascading selection filters: click on the visual elements (charts and tables) to trickle down the information

[Data on "tunas, bonitos, billfishes" (ISSCAAP group n.36) are not included in the dashboards]

IMPORTANT: fom 2013 onwards, data sources for Corallium rubrum (COL) are the official submissions made and validated by CPCs to the GFCM in line with recommendations GFCM/36/2012/1 and GFCM/41/2017/5.

Other data consultation tools

The GFCM capture production (1970-2019) can be also consulted online (FAO query) and offline ( FAO FishStatJ).