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Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) (FI-751)

Title Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP)
Code FI-751
Sessions and documents

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Legal Framework
Article of Constitution

Article VI.2


Established by the Conference at its Tenth Session (1959, Resolution 23/59) as a "Continuing Working Party on Fishery Statistics in the North Atlantic Area". The Council, at its Fifty-first Session (1968, Resolution 1/51) altered the title to Coordinating Working Party on Atlantic Fishery Statistics. The Council, at its Hundred and Eighth Session (1995), amended the title to that above and revised the statutes.

Rules of Procedure

The Working Party adopted new Rules of Procedure at its Sixteenth Session in 1995.

Category Cat. 3

The Coordinating Working Party on Fisheries Statistics (CWP) has as its purpose to (i) keep under continuous review the requirements for fishery statistics for research, policy-making and management, (ii) agree standard concepts, definitions, classifications and methodologies for the collection and collation of fishery statistics, and (iii) make proposals for the coordination and streamlining of statistical activities amongst relevant intergovernmental organizations.


Composed of experts nominated by intergovernmental organizations which have a competence in fishery statistics. View list

Languages English
Document symbol CWP
Division Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Economics Division (FIP)
Contact information/email

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Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics

First Session May 1960
Pattern of sessions 1960, 1961, 1963, 1965, 1967, 1969, 1971, 1974, 1977, 1980, 1982, 1985, 1987, 1990, 1992, 1995, 1997, 1999, 2001, 2003, 2005, 2007, 2010, 2013, 2015 and 2016