Aggregated Fish Catch by Purse Seine for Pacific Islands Region

This dataset contains metadata and tabular file (csv) that represents the most complete PURSE SEINE data available to the Western and Central Pacific Fishing Commission (WCPFC) that can be disseminated into the public domain in accordance with the current “Rules and Procedures for the Protection, Access to, and Dissemination of Data Compiled by the Commission”. Data cover 1950 to 2018 for the WCPFC Convention Area. Aggregated data are grouped by 5°x5° latitude/longitude grids, year and month.

In reference to the RAP (Paragraph 9), cells where effort is less than or equal to the maximum value estimated to represent the activities of two vessels have been removed from the public domain data.

Fields for the tabular data are:
YY - Year
MM - Month
LAT5 - Latitude. It represents the latitude of the south-west corner of 5° square for these data.
LON5 - Longitude. It represents the longitude of the south-west corner of 5° square for these data.
CWP_GRID - Coordinating Working Party No
DAYS - Days fishing and searching (effort).
SETS_UNA - Number of Sets (Unassociated schools).
SETS_LOG - Number of Sets (Natural Log/debris).
SETS_DFAD - Number of Sets (Drifting FAD).
SETS_AFAD - Number of Sets (Anchored FAD).
SETS_OTH - Number of Sets (Other set types combined).
SKJ_C_UNA - Skipjack catch in metric tonnes (Unassociated schools).
YFT_C_UNA - Yellowfin catch (metric tonnes) (Unassociated schools).
BET_C_UNA - Bigeye catch (metric tonnes) (Unassociated schools).
OTH_C_UNA - Other species catch (metric tonnes) (Unassociated schools).
SKJ_C_LOG - Skipjack catch in metric tonnes (Natural-Log schools).
YFT_C_LOG - Yellowfin catch (metric tonnes) (Natural-Log schools).
BET_C_LOG - Bigeye catch (metric tonnes) (Natural-Log schools).
OTH_C_LOG - Other species catch (metric tonnes) (Natural-Log schools).
SKJ_C_DFAD - Skipjack catch in metric tonnes (Drifting FAD schools).
YFT_C_DFAD - Yellowfin catch (metric tonnes) (Drifting FAD schools).
BET_C_DFAD - Bigeye catch (metric tonnes) (Drifting FAD schools).
OTH_C_DFAD - Other species catch (metric tonnes) (Drifting FAD schools).
SKJ_C_AFAD - Skipjack catch in metric tonnes (Anchored FAD schools).
YFT_C_AFAD - Yellowfin catch (metric tonnes) (Anchored FAD schools).
OTH_C_AFAD - Other species catch (metric tonnes) (Anchored FAD schools).
SKJ_C_OTH - Skipjack catch in metric tonnes (Schools from other set types).
YFT_C_OTH - Yellowfin catch (metric tonnes) (Schools from other set types).
BET_C_OTH - Bigeye catch (metric tonnes) (Schools from other set types).
OTH_C_OTH - Other species catch (metric tonnes) (Schools from other set types).