Fishing Gear types

This ontology manages reference data about gear types needed for the fisheries fact sheets. The type of gear installed on a vessel determines the type of fish that it can catch and therefore it is often used to determine the fleet power. The main classification of gear types is the International Standard Statistical Classification of Fishing Gear (ISSCFG). Although this classification was initially designed to improve the compilation of harmonised catch and effort data and in fish stock assessment exercises, it has also been found to be very useful for fisheries technology, fishermen training and for the preparation of specialized catalogues on artisanal and industrial fishing methods.



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