eCite Digital Repository

A database of global marine commercial, small-scale, illegal and unreported fisheries catch 19502014

Citation

Watson, RA, A database of global marine commercial, small-scale, illegal and unreported fisheries catch 1950-2014, Scientific Data, 4 Article 170039. ISSN 2052-4463 (2017) [Refereed Article]


Preview
PDF
2Mb
  

Copyright Statement

Copyright 2017 The Authors. Licensed under Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International (CC BY 4.0) https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/

DOI: doi:10.1038/sdata.2017.39

Abstract

Global fisheries landings data from a range of public sources was harmonised and mapped to 30-min spatial cells based on the distribution of the reported taxa and the fishing fleets involved. This data was extended to include the associated fishing gear used, as well as estimates of illegal, unregulated and unreported catch (IUU) and discards at sea. Expressed as catch rates, these results also separated small-scale fisheries from other fishing operations. The dataset covers 1950 to 2014 inclusive. Mapped catch allows study of the impacts of fisheries on habitats and fauna, on overlap with the diets of marine birds and mammals, and on the related use of fuels and release of greenhouse gases. The fine-scale spatial data can be aggregated to the exclusive economic zone claims of countries and will allow study of the value of landed marine products to their economies and food security, and to those of their trading partners.

Item Details

Item Type:Refereed Article
Keywords:global, fisheries, catch, production
Research Division:Agricultural and Veterinary Sciences
Research Group:Fisheries Sciences
Research Field:Aquatic Ecosystem Studies and Stock Assessment
Objective Division:Environment
Objective Group:Climate and Climate Change
Objective Field:Social Impacts of Climate Change and Variability
Author:Watson, RA (Professor Reginald Watson)
ID Code:115826
Year Published:2017
Funding Support:Australian Research Council (DP140101377)
Deposited By:Centre for Fisheries and Aquaculture
Deposited On:2017-04-12
Last Modified:2017-11-21
Downloads:20 View Download Statistics

Repository Staff Only: item control page