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Training Course to enhance Fishery and Aquaculture Statistics

This training material on the collection of small-scale fishery and aquaculture statistics is designed to bring together the persons within national statistical systems who are responsible for producing small-scale fishery and aquaculture statistics. The training therefore targets decision-makers in agriculture or fishery ministries and National Statistical Offices (NSOs), survey managers, trainers of field staff, data analysts, researchers, teaching staff and students at training centres of statistics and agriculture or fisheries.

Users’ Guide – English Download


Session 1 –  General Introduction – English Download

Session 2 – Refresher on Biostatistics – English  Download

Session 3 – Data collection and sampling methods – English Download

Session 4 – Producing SSF statistics – English Download

Session 5 – Obtaining SSF and  aquaculture statistics through a household approach – English Download

Session 6 – Technology tools to support data collection, compilation and analysis – English Download

Session 7 – Exercises – English Download


Exercise 1- Basic data screening identifying outlier – English Download

Exercise 2 – Computing means, std deviation and relative error – English Download

Exercise 3 – Computing Effort, CPUE and Total Catch – English Download

Exercise 4 – Comparing CPUEs – ANOVA – English Download

Gaps and Methodological Approach: A Critical Analysis of Methods for Surveys of Fisheries and Aquaculture

In this technical report, the literature search is linked to the pilot project by identifying salient issues and gaps in surveys of fisheries and aquaculture. Also discussed in the report are ways in which various methods for conducting surveys of fisheries and aquaculture deal with different aspects of these challenges.


A Review of Literature Related to Master Sampling Frames for Fisheries and Aquaculture Surveys

This Technical Report reviews the literature related to the monitoring of characteristics of fisheries and anglers. It begins with an overview of why monitoring several dimensions of a fishery is important for the development of effective management plans, and considers aspects that might have particular relevance for developing and emerging economies.


Guidelines to Enhance Fisheries and Aquaculture Statistics through a Census Framework

These Guidelines describe a method that can be employed to accurately capture the actual contribution of small-scale fisheries and aquaculture to rural communities. In principle, the basic structure of these survey stages follows the concepts adopted by the World Census of Agriculture, including the modular approach, to enhance utility and reduce implementation costs.