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Catch and aquaculture production data were extracted from FAO fishery summary statistics.  The year 2000 was selected as the reference year for the purposes of the African Marine Atlas and all data were digitized to illustrate total catch (in tons) and aquaculture production (in tons) for all marine species for coastal African countries.

  • Name: FAO total capture production by country for the year 2000, in tons
  • Source: Yearbook of Fishery Statistics, FAO 2000 summary table: 2000
  • Original Publisher: FAO
  • Acknowledgement: data are derived from the official summary statistics as recorded by the FAO for the year 2000
  • Processing notes: data were downloaded from FAO World fisheries production summary table for 2000, and capture production data were extracted into Excel according to country for the year 2000.  Data were digitised to country polygons and converted to shapefile format.
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  • Name: FAO capture production data as a percentage of total production by country
  • Source: Yearbook of Fishery Statistics, FAO 2000 summary table: 2000
  • Original Publisher: FAO
  • Acknowledgement: data are derived from the official summary statistics as recorded by the FAO for the year 2000
  • Processing notes: data were downloaded from FAO World fisheries production summary table for 2000, and capture production data were extracted into Excel according to country for the year 2000.  Data were digitised to country polygons and converted to shapefile format.
  • Data download:

 

  • Name: FAO total aquaculture production by country for the year 2000
  • Source: Yearbook of Fishery Statistics, FAO 2000 summary table: 2000
  • Original Publisher: FAO
  • Acknowledgement: these are the official aquaculture summary statistics as recorded by the FAO for the year 2000
  • Processing notes: data were downloaded from FAO World fisheries summary table (2000) and aquaculture production data were extracted into Excel according to country for the year 2000.  Data were digitised to country polygons and converted to shapefile format.
  • Data download: