Project has been active in providing assistance to
participating countries for the establishment of a
standardised system for the collection of basic data
on commercial fisheries, fishing operations and
fisheries products as support for resource
evaluation and fisheries management. This resulted
in the setting up of pilot actions and permanent
systems to collect fisheries related information on
selected species relevant for national fisheries.
Sampling protocols were set together with national
experts and yield and fishing effort and
socio-economic aspects were monitored through time
and used for joint international studies.