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Theme Fisheries and Aquaculture
Code F-ECM-2.1.1
Sub-theme Economics of Fisheries and Aquaculture: macro aspects.
Name Annual coastal commercial fish catch by volume (t)
Definition Coastal fisheries are defined as fisheries that target fish, crustaceans and invertebrates that are typically associated with coastal marine and reef environments. That is, we exclude pelagic fish. Commercial fisheries are defined as fisheries undertaken for profit and with the objective to sell the entire catch.
Calculation/Formula Average coastal commercial catch volume (t) per fishing trip (or event) x total coastal commercial fishing trips (or events) per annum
Unit of Measure Tonnes
Purpose/Rationale To estimate the total coastal commercial catch by volume. To monitor change in catch over time, which can indicate the health status of the coastal fishery; or to monitor effectiveness of policy to divert fishing effort from the reef.
Policy Linkages SciCoFish project (PROCfish can be used as a baseline). Fish aggregation devices (FAD). Community-based ecosystems approach to fisheries management (CEAFM). Fisheries management plans.
Preferred Data Sources SPC creel and market survey
Alternative_Data Sources HIES
Census - HIES - DHS tag HIES
Primary Data Collection System Survey - SPC contacting national ministries and agencies
Frequency of Data Collection Country dependent for creel and market surveys (some ongoing, some never). Gillet publications have occurred twice (2009 & 2011).
Other agencies countries_ must report to: ADB / FAO publications - Fisheries Contribution to the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (written by Robert Gillet in 2009 & 2011)
SPC Responsibility - Data Management CFP
SPC Programme FAME
Link to SPC Division Plan CFP.1.
Numerator Average coastal commercial catch volume (t) per fishing trip (or event) x total coastal commercial fishing trips (or events) per annum
Component 1 Average coastal commercial catch volume (t) per fishing trip (or event)
Component 2 x Total coastal commercial fishing trips (or events) per annum