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Fish Catch - Marine
Entry ID: geodata_0940

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Summary
Abstract: CAPTURE PRODUCTION

The annual series of capture production begin in 1950. Data relate to nominal catch of fish, crustaceans and mollusks*, taken for commercial, industrial, recreational and subsistence purposes. The harvest from mariculture, aquaculture and other kinds of fish farming is excluded. Data include all quantities caught and landed for both food and feed purposes but exclude discards. Catches of fish, crustaceans and molluscs are expressed in live weight, that is the nominal weight of the aquatic organisms at the time of capture.

To assign nationality to catches, the flag of the fishing vessel is used, unless the wording of chartering and joint operation contracts indicates otherwise.

* includes all FAOSTAT group excepted aquatic animals nei, aquatic plants, aquatic mammals
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Geographic Coverage
Spatial coordinates   
  N: -60.5   S: -90.0   E: 180.0   W: -180.0

Data Set Citation
Dataset Title: Fish Catch - Marine
Dataset Release Date: 2010-12-01
Temporal Coverage
Start Date: 1960-01-01
Stop Date: 2008-12-31
ISO Topic Category
Use Constraints Public
Data Center
FAO Statistical Databases, Food and Agriculture Organization, United Nations Supplemental Info
Data Center URL: http://faostat.fao.org/

Data Center Personnel
Name: SENIOR FISHERY STATISTICIAN
Email: FIDI-Inquiries at fao.org
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Personnel
Role: DIF AUTHOR
Role: TECHNICAL CONTACT
Email: geo at unepgrid.ch
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Creation and Review Dates
DIF Creation Date: 2013-02-21
Last DIF Revision Date: 2013-05-07

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