Aquatic species

The FAO Statistics and Information Branch (FIAS) collates world capture and aquaculture production statistics at either the species, genus, family or higher taxonomic levels in 2 055 statistical categories (2010 data) referred to as species items.

ASFIS list of species includes 12 000 species items selected according to their interest or relation to fisheries and aquaculture. For each species item stored in a record, codes (ISSCAAP group, taxonomic and 3-alpha) and taxonomic information (scientific name, author(s), family, and higher taxonomic classification) are provided. An English name is available for most of the records, and about one third of them also have a French and Spanish name. Information is also provided on the availability of fishery production statistics for the species item in the FAO databases.

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