Falkland Islands commercial catch data

The file provides daily records of catches from licensed vessels fishing within the FICZ and FOCZ. Falkland islands vessels are required to give record of every day they fish also if they fish outside FICZ and FOCZ, other licensed vessels provide records only in the licence period. Catches are currently recorded by grid squares (there are 4 grid squares in 1 degreeof lat and 2 grid squares in 1 degree of long, total 600 square km) but specific fisheries (trawling and longline) are also captured at higher resolution. The catches are recorded for the major commercial species such as squid, skate, hake, blue whiting, rock code, red code, toothfish, kingclip, hoki. It is worth noting that the list is not complete as there are records on minor commercial species as well. Data can be provided in an anonymysed and summarised format. The fisheries department release an annual report with data per vessel type, month, flag, GRT, general vessel detail, and species. The report is publicly available and available on request.

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Last Updated December 14, 2020, 09:51 (PST)
Created January 30, 2020, 05:18 (PST)
Region Falkland Islands
Language eng
Topic Category Economy; economic activities, conditions and employment
Temporal Extent Start 1986-01-01
Temporal Extent End 2017-12-31
Dataset Reference Date 2017
Lineage The data recorded per grid square is the total catch weight calculated from product weight multiplied by a conversion factor. Additionally, the total discard is also assessed but it is an estimate given from the vessel on the basis of what the captain has thought the boat discarded. As a consequence the reliability for the discard is low.
West Longitude -64
South Latitude -57
East Longitude -52
North Latitude -40
Spatial Reference System WGS84
Responsible Organisation Name Hidden (personal data protection)
Contact Mail Address Hidden (personal data protection)
Responsible Party Role Hidden (personal data protection)
Access Limitations Restricted, data commercially sensitive
Use Constraints Open, but copyright and/or Intellectual Property Rights apply
Resource Reference Please acknowledge the data source as: Falkland Islands – Fisheries Department Note: if the report is used then reference it as Falkland Islands Government Fisheries Department. Fisheries Statistics. Followed by each volume number and pages.
Data Format txt
Update Frequency daily
Accuracy prior to 2008 catches are per grid square, hence accuracy is estimated to be around 600 square km. On request after 2008 data could be povided at GPS accuracy (4 to 5 metres)
Resource Type Dataseries
Metadata Date 2014-05-06
Metadata Point of Contact datamanager@saeri.ac.fk
Contact Consent Contact details hidden
Unique Resource ID FK-FIG-37

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