FAO Statistical Areas for Fishery Purposes

FAO Major Fishing Areas for Statistical Purposes are arbitrary areas, the boundaries of which were determined in consultation with international fishery agencies on various considerations, including (i) the boundary of natural regions and the natural divisions of oceans and seas; (ii) the boundaries of adjacent statistical fisheries bodies already established in inter-governmental conventions and treaties; (iii) existing national practices; (iv) national boundaries; (v) the longitude and latitude grid system; (vi) the distribution of the aquatic fauna; and (vii) the distribution of the resources and the environmental conditions within an area. The rationale of the FAO Major Fishing Areas has been that the areas should, as far as possible, coincide with the areas of competence of other fishery commissions when existing. This system facilitates comparison of data, and improves the possibilities of cooperation in statistical matters in general.

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contact-email Fabio.Carocci@fao.org
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licence ["Content on http://www.fao.org , its affiliated websites and specific pages (collectively \\\"the FAO website\\\") is protected by copyright. To ensure wide dissemination of its information, FAO is committed to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data products presented. Except where otherwise indicated, content may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, or for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO as the source and copyright holder is given and that FAO's endorsement of users' views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way. FAO encourages unrestricted use of news releases provided on the FAO website, and no formal permission is required to reproduce these materials. All requests for translation and adaptation rights, and for resale and other commercial use rights should be addressed to copyright@fao.org or submitted via the online Licence Request Form when downloading.", "Content on http://www.fao.org , its affiliated websites and specific pages (collectively \\\"the FAO website\\\") is protected by copyright. To ensure wide dissemination of its information, FAO is committed to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data products presented. Except where otherwise indicated, content may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, or for use in non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO as the source and copyright holder is given and that FAO's endorsement of users' views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way. FAO encourages unrestricted use of news releases provided on the FAO website, and no formal permission is required to reproduce these materials. All requests for translation and adaptation rights, and for resale and other commercial use rights should be addressed to copyright@fao.org or submitted via the online Licence Request Form when downloading. Usage subject to mandatory citation: (c) FAO, 2014. FAO Statistical Areas for Fishery Purposes. In: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department [online]. Rome. [Cited <DATE>] http://www.fao.org/fishery/area/search/en"]
metadata-date 2014-07-02
metadata-language eng
point_of_contact Fabio.Carocci@fao.org, Emmanuel.Blondel@fao.org
progress
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Author Cogea srl
Maintainer bluebridge_catalogue_one
Last Updated 27 September 2019, 07:45 (CEST)
Created 27 September 2019, 07:45 (CEST)