Proceedings of the FAO/SEAFDEC Regional Workshop on Fishery Statistics Bangkok, Thailand (Volume I)
The FAO/SEAFDEC Regional Workshop on Fishery Statistics was convened by the SEAFDEC Secretariat and FAO in Bangkok, Thailand from 19 to 21 August 1997, in order to review the current status of fishery and aquaculture statistics in Asia; recommend ways and means to improve the collection, compilation, and dissemination of fishery and aquaculture statistics; and discuss regional efforts in strengthening the application of statistics in the region. The workshop, attended by over 50 participants, was organized in conjunction with the First Session of the APFIC Joint Working Party on Fishery Statistics and Economics which was also held in Bangkok from 22 to 23 August 1997. In reviewing the national fishery and aquaculture statistical system in the region, 12 country papers were presented indicating the current status, constraints encountered in compiling statistics, and efforts planned for the improvement of collecting, compiling and disseminating statistics. The summary of issues raised by the participants indicated the need to harmonize and standardize concepts and methodologies for the collection of capture fishery and aquaculture statistics.