Review of the state of world marine fishery resources

Rome, © FAO 2005


Marine Resources Service
Fishery Resources Division
FAO Fisheries Department

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 Preparation of this document
A.Global overview
A1.Global production and state of marine fishery resources
A2.Global trends in the state of marine fisheries resources 1974–2004
B.Regional reviews
B1.Northwest Atlantic, FAO statistical area 21(+Table D1, p. 214)
B2.Northeast Atlantic, FAO statistical area 27(+Table D2, p. 215)
B3.Western Central Atlantic, FAO statistical area 31(+Table D3, p. 216)
B4.Eastern Central Atlantic, FAO statistical area 34(+Table D4, p. 218)
B5.Mediterranean and Black Sea, FAO statistical area 37(+Table D5, p. 220)
B6.Southwest Atlantic, FAO statistical area 41(+Table D6, p. 222)
B7.Southeast Atlantic, FAO statistical area 47(+Table D7, p. 223)
B8.Western Indian Ocean, FAO statistical area 51(+Table D8, p. 224)
B9.Eastern Indian Ocean, FAO statistical area 57(+Table D9, p. 225)
B10.Northwest Pacific, FAO statistical area 61(+Table D10, p. 227)
B11.Northeast Pacific, FAO statistical area 67(+Table D11, p. 228)
B12.Western Central Pacific, FAO statistical area 71(+Table D12, p. 229)
B13.Eastern Central Pacific, FAO statistical area 77(+Table D13, p. 231)
B14.Southwest Pacific, FAO statistical area 81(+Table D14, p. 232)
B15.Southeast Pacific, FAO statistical area 87(+Table D15, p. 233)
B16.Pacific Islands Region, FAO statistical areas 71 & 77
B17.Southern Ocean, FAO statistical areas 48, 58 & 88(+Table D16, p. 234)
C.Special topics
C1.Tuna and tuna-like species(+Table D17, p. 235)
C2.World squid resources
C3.Deepwater fisheries
C4.Fisheries and long-term climate variability
D.Marine resources tables
Tables D1 to D17