Scientific Data Dissemination
Data Dissemination rules - this section presents the rules and procedures for the protection, access to, and dissemination of data compiled by the Commission.
WCPFC Tuna Fishery Yearbook - The Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC) Tuna Fishery Yearbook presents annual catch estimates in the WCPFC Statistical Area from 1950 to 2020
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
Public domain aggregated catch/effort data - The WCPFC has compiled a public domain version of aggregated catch and effort data using operational, aggregate and annual catch estimates data provided by Commission Members (CCMs) and Cooperating Non-members (CNMs).
Public domain aggregated SIZE (length) data - The WCPFC have compiled a public domain version of aggregated fish SIZE (Length) data provided by Commission Members (CCMs) and Cooperating Non-members (CNMs).
Public domain Bycatch data (Bycatch Data Exchange Protocol – BDEP) - the WCPFC has compiled tables of aggregated bycatch data and associated effort and observer data for the WCPFC (using the Bycatch Data Exchange Protocol, BDEP, approach)
Bycatch Estimates - Purse seine bycatch estimates from SC17-ST-IP-06 (Tables 6 to 9) in a more accessible format.