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Theme Fisheries and Aquaculture
Code F-ECM-2.1.5
Sub-theme Economics of Fisheries and Aquaculture: macro aspects.
Name Annual aquaculture production by volume (t)
Definition Aquaculture refers to both freshwater and marine culture.
Calculation/Formula "Total aquaculture production in volume (t) by product (finfish, fish, prawns, clams, corals, seaweed, pearls, etc) "
Unit of Measure Tonnes
Limitations Volume is not an appropriate indicator given the range of aquaculture products (e.g. pearls, seaweed, clams).
Purpose/Rationale To estimate the total aquaculture production by volume. To monitor change in production over time.
Policy Linkages Aquaculture development plans.
Preferred Data Sources SPC aquaculture section setting up a monitoring programme (conference in October 2012)
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: FAO collect annual statistics. SPC (Ponia) A Review of Aquculture in the Pacific Islands 1998-2007. ADB / FAO publications - Fisheries Contribution to the Pacific Island Countries and Territories (written by Robert Gillet in 2009 & 2011).
SPC Responsibility - Data Management CFP
Notes Volume is not an appropriate indicator given the range of aquaculture products (e.g. pearls, seaweed, clams).
SPC Programme FAME
Link to SPC Division Plan CFP.2.
Numerator Total aquaculture production in volume (t) by product (finfish, fish, prawns, clams, corals, seaweed, pearls, etc)
Component 1 Finfish
Component 2 Fish
Component 3 Prawns
Component 4 Clams
Component 5 Corals, seaweed, pearls
Unit t