ASFIS list of species for fishery statistics purposes

The FAO Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics and Information Branch (NFISS) collates world capture and aquaculture production statistics at either the species, genus, family or higher taxonomic levels in 3 175 statistical categories (2022 data release) referred to as species items.

ASFIS list of species includes 13 420 species items selected according to their interest or relation to fisheries and aquaculture. For each species item stored in a record, codes (ISSCAAP group, taxonomic and 3-alpha) and taxonomic information (scientific name, author(s), family, and higher taxonomic classification) are provided. An English name is available for most of the records, and about one third of them have also a French and Spanish name. Information is also provided about the availability of fishery and aquaculture production statistics on the species item in the FAO databases.

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Author Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) Secretariat
Author email
Maintainer CWP Secretary - Stefania Vannuccini. Senior Fisheries Officer
Version 2020.1
Last Updated September 12, 2022, 08:58 (UTC)
Created February 10, 2022, 14:11 (UTC)
Custodian Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations
Pubisher Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) Secretariat
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Year first adopted 1987
Year last endorsed 2020