WCPFC Data Catalogue

WCPFC Data Catalogue

The WCPFC compile and maintain databases containing several different types of scientific data provided by Commission Members and Cooperating Non-members (CNMs) according to the Scientific Data to be provided to the Commission. Scientific data provided cover: 

  • Annual catch estimates
  • Aggregated catch and effort data
  • Operational catch and effort data
  • Aggregated size data

The scientific data are used for the work of the Commission and are also prepared for dissemination in accordance with the current Rules and Procedures for the Protection, Access to, and Dissemination of Data Compiled by the Commission or “RAP”.

The WCPFC Data catalogue consists of a set of tables summarising the WCFPC scientific data holdings by gear, species and broad ocean area in (i) a summary format and (ii) in a detailed format, which serves to assist potential users of the WCFPC scientific data understand the extent of available data.
It is expected that this facility will be enhanced over the coming years.

Last updated :   27th July 2021

Gear Species Code Area Summary Detail
Longline Albacore tuna ALB South Pacific Ocean 44.77 KB 158.29 KB
  Bigeye tuna BET WCPFC Area 45.62 KB 175.72 KB
  Yellowfin tuna YFT WCPFC Area 45.66 KB 176.29 KB
  Skipjack tuna SKJ WCPFC Area 45.31 KB 159.23 KB
  Pacific Bluefin tuna PBF WCPFC Area 44.08 KB 133.35 KB
  Striped marlin MLS South Pacific Ocean 44.33 KB 146.64 KB
  Black marlin BLM WCPFC Area 45.21 KB 159.54 KB
  Blue marlin BUM WCPFC Area 45.39 KB 164.75 KB
  Swordfish SWO South Pacific Ocean 44.78 KB 149.62 KB
  Blue shark BSH WCPFC Area 45.22 KB 147.31 KB
  Mako sharks MAK WCPFC Area 45.1 KB 149.65 KB
  Sailfish SFA WCPFC Area 45.17 KB 155.61 KB
  Silky sharks FAL WCPFC Area 44.88 KB 140.1 KB
  Oceanic White-tip shark OCS WCPFC Area 44.89 KB 140.04 KB
  Thresher shark THR WCPFC Area 44.93 KB 140.91 KB
  Porbeagle shark POR WCPFC Area 44.07 KB 128.35 KB
  Hammerhead shark HAM WCPFC Area 44.55 KB 131.16 KB
Purse Seine Bigeye tuna BET WCPFC Area 44.06 KB 150.99 KB
  Yellowfin tuna YFT WCPFC Area 44.18 KB 153.13 KB
  Skipjack tuna SKJ WCPFC Area 44.12 KB 153.7 KB
Pole-and-line Bigeye tuna BET WCPFC Area 40.74 KB 105.97 KB
  Yellowfin tuna YFT WCPFC Area 41.21 KB 113.13 KB
  Skipjack tuna SKJ WCPFC Area 41.06 KB 113.97 KB


Codes Tables

  • CCMs
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