International standard statistical classification of fishery commodities (ISSCFC)

The FAO International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishery Commodities (ISSCFC) has been developed for the collation of national data in its fishery commodities production and trade databases. The ISSCFC is an expansion of the United Nations Standard International Trade Classification (SITC) developed by the United Nations' Statistical Office on the basis of earlier international work on the subject. It is linked with the Harmonized Commodity Description and Coding System (abbreviated to HS) of the World Customs Organization. The ISSCFC covers products derived from fish, crustaceans, molluscs and other aquatic animals, plants and residues caught for commercial, industrial or subsistence uses, by all types of fishing units operating in all aquatic environments, in inshore, offshore or high seas fishing. Commodities produced from the raw materials supplied by all kinds of aquaculture are also included.

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Author Coordinating Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) Secretariat
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Maintainer CWP Secretary - Stefania Vannuccini. Senior Fisheries Officer
Version 2019.1
Last Updated September 12, 2022, 08:58 (UTC)
Created February 10, 2022, 14:13 (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 1980
Year last endorsed 2019