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Theme Fisheries and Aquaculture
Code F-ECL-1.3
Sub-theme Economics of Fisheries and Aquaculture: labour market activity.
Name Proportion of working-age (>15 years) population employed in fisheries and aquaculture formal sectors (commercial and industrial fisheries, canneries and fish processors, commercial aquaculture, exporters) and fisheries related public sector jobs
Definition Employed refers to part or full time employment. Formal sector is defined as the public sector and registered private companies. Fisheries and aquaculture formal sectors are primary producers, value-adders, middlemen and traders of fisheries products
Calculation/Formula ((Number of people employed in commercial and industrial fisheries + canneries + tuna fleets + aquaculture enterprises + exporting companies) + (number of people employed in public sector jobs)) / total working age population (>15 years) x 100
Unit of Measure %
Range (eg Age) 15+ years
Purpose/Rationale To quantify the contribution to public-sector employment by fisheries. A key measure of the success of strategies to create more employment from offshore fisheries resources
Policy Linkages Employment. DEVFISH 2 and AusAID (Export and Post Harvest) projects. Link to F.3.2.
Preferred Data Sources Census
Alternative_Data Sources Business / establishment surveys; Labour force surveys, FFA Quarterly surveys for 15 countries
Census - HIES - DHS tag Census
Primary Data Collection System Survey - National Statistics Office
Frequency of Data Collection 5-10 years
Other agencies countries_ must report to: FFA
SPC Responsibility - Data Management CFP
SPC Programme FAME
Link to SPC Division Plan DIR.2. CFP.3
Numerator (Number of people employed in commercial and industrial fisheries + canneries + tuna fleets + aquaculture enterprises + exporting companies) + (number of people employed in public sector jobs))
Component 1 Number of people employed in commercial and industrial fisheries
Component 2 Number of people employed in canneries
Component 3 Number of people employed in tuna fleets
Component 4 Number of people employed in aquaculture enterprises
Component 5 Number of people employed in exporting companies
Component 6 Number of people employed in public sector jobs
Denominator Total working age population (>15 years)
Factor x 100
Unit %