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Theme Fisheries and Aquaculture
Code F-ECM-2.3
Sub-theme Economics of Fisheries and Aquaculture: macro aspects.
Name Fisheries and aquaculture export value as proportion of total annual export value (%)
Definition HS-codes: Fish: 0301 to 0307, inclusive; Pearls: 7101 (all sub-categories); Seaweed: 121220; Corals: 050800; Sponge: 050900
Calculation/Formula Total value of exports for every fishery and aquaculture commodity / total exports x 100
Unit of Measure %
Limitations Fisheries generate tourism revenue, which should be captured (e.g. via a satellite account).
Purpose/Rationale To measure the importance of fisheries in trade and Balance of Payments
Policy Linkages DEVFISH 2 and AusAID (Export and Post Harvest) projects
Preferred Data Sources Customs data (HS codes), trade statistics from importers/exporters; Marine ornamentals trade database (CFP); Tourism revenue
Primary Data Collection System National Administrative Records - National accounts, government budgets and plans
Economic Tag Trade
Frequency of Data Collection Country dependent - trade data should be ongoing.
Other agencies countries_ must report to: FAO fisheries and aquaculture statistics; ADB / FAO fisheries contribution to the Pacific Island Countries and Territories publication (by Robert Gillet in 2009 & 2011)
SPC Responsibility - Data Management CFP
SPC Programme FAME
Link to SPC Division Plan CFP.2. & CFP.3
Numerator Total value of exports for every fishery and aquaculture commodity
Component 1 Total value of exports for every fishery and aquaculture commodity - HS-codes: Fish: 0301 to 0307, inclusive; Pearls: 7101 (all sub-categories); Seaweed: 121220; Corals: 050800; Sponge: 050900
Component 2 Fisheries tourism revenue
Denominator Total exports
Factor x 100
Unit %