FAO fishing areas

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.

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Field Value
GN_Metadata_Show http://geonetwork-french-tunaatlas.d4science.org/geonetwork/srv/en/catalog.search#/metadata/fao_fishing_areas
GN_Metadata_Source http://geonetwork-french-tunaatlas.d4science.org/geonetwork/srv/en/xml.metadata.get?uuid=fao_fishing_areas
GN_URL http://geonetwork-french-tunaatlas.d4science.org/geonetwork
Additional Info
Field Value
access_constraints []
bbox-east-long 180
bbox-north-lat 90
bbox-south-lat -90
bbox-west-long -180
contact-email ird@ird.fr
[{"type": "revision", "value": "2018-06-26"}]
frequency-of-update annually
graphic-preview-description Codelist Icon
graphic-preview-file http://mdst-macroes.ird.fr/documentation/databases/spreadsheet-document-icon-cleaned.svg
graphic-preview-type WWW:LINK-1.0-http--link
GUID fao_fishing_areas
licence []
metadata-date 2018-06-26T14:29:37
metadata-language eng
point_of_contact IRD -, ird@ird.fr
resource-type dataset
[{"name": "Institut de recherche pour le d\u00e9veloppement (IRD)", "roles": ["publisher"]}]
{"type": "Polygon", "coordinates": [[[-180.0, -90.0], [180.0, -90.0], [180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, 90.0], [-180.0, -90.0]]]}
spatial-reference-system 4326
spatial_harvester true
system:type Dataset
temporal-extent-begin 1950-01-01T00:00:00
temporal-extent-end 2018-01-01T00:00:00
Management Info
Field Value
Author Institut de recherche pour le développement (IRD),MARBEC Research Unit, Observatory of Exploited Tropical Pelagic Ecosystems,IRD, UMR MARBEC & COI,FAO - Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (FI). Fisheries and Aquaculture Policy and Resources Division (FIA)
Maintainer iMarine Catalogue Manager
Last Updated 8 February 2022, 03:02 (CET)
Created 8 February 2022, 03:01 (CET)