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FAO Fishery Statistical Areas

This facility provides free access to GIS data on European FAO Fishery Statistical Areas. View the fishery boundaries on an interactive map of Europe. Alternatively, download Esri compatible GIS files (Geodatabase or Shapefile). Datasets are also available via OGC compliant web feature service (WFS) or web map services (WMS). The metadata featured here can be downloaded as XML.

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Metadata format: ISO 19139

FAO Statistical Areas for Fishery Purposes


Resource Identification Information

Abstract
              FAO Major Fishing Areas for Statistical Purposes are arbitrary areas, the boundaries of which were determined in 

consultation with international fishery agencies on various considerations, including (i) the boundary of natural regions and the natural divisions 

of oceans and seas; (ii) the boundaries of adjacent statistical fisheries bodies already established in inter-governmental conventions and treaties; 

(iii) existing national practices; (iv) national boundaries; (v) the longitude and latitude grid system; (vi) the distribution of the aquatic fauna; 

and (vii) the distribution of the resources and the environmental conditions within an area. The rationale of the FAO Major Fishing Areas has been 

that the areas should, as far as possible, coincide with the areas of competence of other fishery commissions when existing. This system facilitates 

comparison of data, and improves the possibilities of cooperation in statistical matters in general.
            
Citation
TitleFAO Statistical Areas for Fishery Purposes

Publication date2008-02-15
Revision date2014-04-17
Creation date2008-02-15

Themes or categories of the resourceboundaries

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsStatistical units
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Revision date2012-07-20

Descriptive keywords 
Keywordsfishery, marine fishery, fisheries management
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Concepts, version 3.1
Revision date2012-07-20

Dataset languageEnglish

Resource constraints
Constraints
Limitations of use
                      Content on http://www.fao.org, its affiliated websites 

and specific pages (collectively \"the FAO website\") is protected by copyright. To ensure wide dissemination of its information, FAO is committed 

to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data products presented. 

Except where otherwise indicated, content may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, or for use in 

non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO as the source and copyright holder is given and that FAO's 

endorsement of users' views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way. FAO encourages unrestricted use of news releases provided on 

the FAO website, and no formal permission is required to reproduce these materials. All requests for translation and adaptation rights, and for 

resale and other commercial use rights should be addressed to copyright@fao.org or submitted via the online Licence Request Form when 

downloading.
                    
Limitations of use
                      Content on http://www.fao.org, its affiliated websites 

and specific pages (collectively \"the FAO website\") is protected by copyright. To ensure wide dissemination of its information, FAO is committed 

to making its content freely available and encourages the use, reproduction and dissemination of the text, multimedia and data products presented. 

Except where otherwise indicated, content may be copied, printed and downloaded for private study, research and teaching purposes, or for use in 

non-commercial products or services, provided that appropriate acknowledgement of FAO as the source and copyright holder is given and that FAO's 

endorsement of users' views, products or services is not stated or implied in any way. FAO encourages unrestricted use of news releases provided on 

the FAO website, and no formal permission is required to reproduce these materials. All requests for translation and adaptation rights, and for 

resale and other commercial use rights should be addressed to copyright@fao.org or submitted via the online Licence Request Form when downloading. 

Usage subject to mandatory citation: (c) FAO, 2014. FAO Statistical Areas for Fishery Purposes. In: FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Department 

[online]. Rome. [Cited <DATE>] http://www.fao.org/fishery/area/search/en
                    
Resource constraints
Legal constraints
Access constraintsotherRestrictions
Other constraints
                      Exclusive right to the publication, production, or sale of the rights to a literary, dramatic, musical, 

or artistic work, or to the use of a commercial print or label, granted by law for a specified period of time to an author, composer, artist, 

distributor
                    
Point of contact - author
Organization's nameFAO - Fisheries Management and Conservation Service
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressFabio.Carocci@fao.org
e-mail addressEmmanuel.Blondel@fao.org

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage
Lineage statement
                    For various historical reasons the Areas in the Pacific were not so developed, with the exception of Area 

87 corresponding to the CPPS area of competence. Initiatives for closer cooperation between agencies in the interest of better data, not only in the 

field of tunas, have suggested that some changes are necessary to the present FAO fishing areas/boundaries in the Pacific.
The boundaries of fishing areas could be modified and adjusted according to new requirements, but it is inadvisable to introduce too frequent 

amendments to the already established areas. Revisions to boundaries should only be introduced after consultation with all the national fishery 

authorities and fishery agencies concerned with the areas under revision. Unless there are other over-riding reasons, boundaries lines should be 

drawn along 5° lines of longitude and latitude.
                  
Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
Result explanationSee the referenced specification
Product specification
TitleCOMMISSION REGULATION (EC) No 1205/2008 of 3 December 2008 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards metadata
Publication date2008-12-04

Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
Result explanationSee the referenced specification
Product specification
TitleCorrigendum to INSPIRE Metadata Regulation published in the Official Journal of the European Union, L 328, page 83
Publication date2009-12-15

Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
Result explanationSee the referenced specification
Product specification
TitleCommission Regulation (EU) No 1089/2010 of 23 November 2010 implementing Directive 2007/2/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council as regards interoperability of spatial data sets and services
Publication date2010-12-08

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Distribution Information

Format
Nameunknown
Versionunknown

Transfer options
Online resource
Online locationhttp://www.fao.org/figis/geoserver/area/ows? service=WFS&request=GetFeature&version=1.0.0&typeName=area:FAO_AREAS

Online resource
Online locationhttp://www.fao.org/figis/geoserver/area/ows? service=WFS&request=GetFeature&version=1.0.0&typeName=area:FAO_AREAS&outputFormat=SHAPE-ZIP

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Metadata Information

Last update2014-07-02

Metadata contact - pointOfContact
Organization's nameCogea srl
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressapititto@cogea.it

Scope of the data described by the metadatadataset

Metadata languageEnglish
Metadata character setMD_CharacterSetCode_utf8

Name of the metadata standard usedISO19115
Version of the metadata standard2003/Cor.1:2006

Metadata identifierac02a460-da52-11dc-9d70-0017f293bd28

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