FAO Statistical Areas for Fishery Purposes

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FAO 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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Last Updated October 25, 2021, 16:33 (UTC)
Created October 20, 2021, 00:34 (UTC)
Access level Public
Geographical area World
Language English
Organization FAO