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NAFO: Historical collection of annual fisheries catch statistics for cod, haddock and redfish in the Northwest Atlantic during the period 1893-1959
Citation
NAFO 2014. NAFO: Historical collection of annual fisheries catch statistics for cod, haddock and redfish in the Northwest Atlantic during the period 1893-1959. Version 1 In OBIS Canada Digital Collections. Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Dartmouth, NS, Canada. Published by OBIS, Digital http://www.iobis.org/. Accessed on –INSERT DATE

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Description
In 2013 the NAFO Secretariat produced a working paper 'A compilation of historical groundfish catch data from the NAFO Regulatory Area 1804-1959' (SCS 14-07). This report was based upon a literature review of documents. The compiled records contained country, scientific name, NAFO fishing area, year and annual catch (metric tons). A nominal latitude and longitude were assigned to each record based upon the NAFO fishing areas definitions access through the Marine regions gazetteer www.marineregions.org Nominal catches are landed weight, for instance gutted, heads-on fish converted to corresponding weight of round fresh fish. Zero catches are not included in this version of the dataset. The original report contains catch statistics dating back to 1804 but many of these earlier records do not reference a defined NAFO fishing subarea.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Fish
Keywords:
Marine, ANW, North West Atlantic, Chordata

Geographical coverage
ANW, North West Atlantic [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1893 - 1959

Taxonomic coverage
Chordata [WoRMS]

Parameter
Occurrence of biota

Related datasets
Published in:
OBIS-Canada: Canadian Ocean Biogeographic Information System, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Literature research
Metadatarecord created: 2015-04-27
Information last updated: 2015-04-27
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