Statistics of the main purse seine fleets fishing in the Indian Ocean (1981-2008).
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AuthorsPianet, R.; Delgado-de-Molina-Acevedo, A. (Alicia); Doriso, J.; Dewals, P.; Norström, V.; Ariz-Tellería, F.J. (Francisco Javier)
This document presents a summary of the statistics of French, Spanish, Italian, Seychelles and EU related NEI purse seine fleets fishing in the Indian Ocean since 1981: effort, catch by species and fishing type (log and free swimming schools), catch per unit of effort, sampling and mean weights for the main species. Since 2002, data from the European fleet (France and Spain) are collected within the framework of the EU “Data Collection Regulation” (DCR, Reg. 1543/2000 and 1639/2001), followed in 2008 by the “Community framework for the collection, management and use of data in the fisheries sector and support for scientific advice regarding the Common Fisheries Policy” (DCF, Reg 199/2008 and 665/2008). Data from other fleets are collected by SFA (Seychelles Fishing Authority). Data processing (species composition and size distribution) is done collectively for the whole fishery.