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Data source(s) used The inland fisheries data collection is part of the more comprehensive data gathering carried out on an annual basis by the Fisheries Committee (COFI) of the Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD) from OECD members and participating non-OECD economies.
Data on marine landings, aquaculture production, inland fisheries catch, fleet, employment, total allowable catch (TAC) and fisheries support estimate (FSE) are collected from Fisheries Ministries, National Statistics Offices and other institutions designated as an official data source. The surveys used for this exercise are the OECD Fisheries questionnaires.
Data are collected in tonnes and national currency at current values.
For analytical purposes and data comparisons, value data are converted and published also in US dollars.
Exchange rates are average yearly spot rates, taken from the dataset OECD Economic Outlook: Statistics and Projections.
Data reported in this dataset are expressed in tonnes, in units of national currency and in US dollars.
Data are recorded on a landed weight basis, i.e. the mass (or weight) of a product at the time of landing, regardless of the state in which is landed (i.e. whole, gutted, filleted, meal, etc.). For exceptions, please see the individual notes.
Statistical population The statistical population is the set of countries participating in the work of the COFI, i.e. OECD members, excluding landlocked countries, with some exceptions (Czech Republic and Slovakia are included, Israel is not).
The group includes also the following partner countries: Argentina, China, Colombia, Costa Rica, Indonesia, Lithuania, Peru, Philippines, Thailand and Chinese Taipei.
In order to facilitate analysis and comparisons over time, historical data for OECD members have been provided over as long a period as possible, often even before a country became a member of the Organisation.
Information on the membership dates of all OECD countries can be found at OECD Ratification Dates.
Key statistical concept Inland fisheries include catches of fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic invertebrates (and animals), residues and seaweeds in lakes, rivers, ponds, inland canals and other land-locked water bodies.
For the purpose of this questionnaire the boundary between inland and marine areas at the river mouth is left to the discretion of the national authority.
Production from aquaculture installations should not be reported on this form. However, catches from fisheries that are managed by stocking should be included.
The methodological reference document for fisheries and aquaculture statistics is the CWP Handbook of Fishery Statistics.
Historical versions of this dataset since 04 August 2014 are available.
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