Catch Data, Stock Status, and Associated Methods for American Samoa for years 1950-2016 - SeaAroundUs
This resource is a zip file containing the aggregated catch data (.csv) for the American Samoa Exclusive Economic Zone, relevant literature, and methods/metadata for the tabular catch data.
Please note that the data (‘reconstructed data’) are a combination of official reported data and reconstructed estimates of unreported data (including major discards). Official reported data are mainly extracted from the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) FishStat database (found here: http://www.fao.org/fishery/statistics/en).
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