Collection Overview  
This database contains statistics on the total number of people employed annually in commercial and subsistence fishing, by country, by occupational category, by gender and according to the time spent in fishing
Available Formats & Information Products  
FAO Yearbook of Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics Link to resource

Data on employment in fishing and fish-farming has been collected annually and regularly since 1970. In 1990 the questionnaire for reporting employment in fishing was modified so as to bring it in line with the sub-divisions of the ILO International Standard Classification of Occupations (ISCO-88), which also provide for reporting employment in aquaculture, and to collect employment statistics by gender, as recommended by the United Nations-Statistical Commission. The following data set description refers to data collected from 1990
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