FISHSTAT Plus is software for fishery statistical time series at global level. It provides time series data on aquaculture production, total capture production, trade and production of fishery products, as well as regional production statistics for the Eastern Central Atlantic and the Mediterranean and Black Sea.

FISHSTAT Plus is a set of fishery statistical databases on CD-ROM or downloadable from the Web to personal computers together with a data retrieval, graphical and analytical software. This product provides more detailed data than those contained in the FAOSTAT/WAICENT online database. Its main advantage is that it offers a wide variety of data manipulation and reporting functions that are user-friendly and can meet most of the user needs.

Available datasets

  • aquaculture production: quantities 1950-2002
  • aquaculture production: values 1984-2002
  • capture production: 1950-2002
  • total production: 1950-2002
  • fisheries commodities production and trade: 1976-2002
  • CECAF (Eastern Central Atlantic) capture production: 1970-2002
  • GFCM (Mediterranean and Black Sea) capture production: 1970-2002
  • Southeast Atlantic capture production: 1975-2002

General information

The system provides users with access to Fishery Statistics of various sorts. Any data with a time series structure can potentially be stored and processed by FISHSTAT Plus. The system consists of the main module and the datasets. Each dataset can be installed and uninstalled separately.

Key features

  • Windows-based interface with menus and toolbar. Context-dependent pop-up menus are available by clicking right mouse button
  • Easy to install
  • Filtering capabilities for selecting only data you want
  • Aggregation and grouping by many group types
  • Simply start typing to find an object (country, species, etc.)
  • Formula builder allows standard statistical functions as well as user-defined formulas
  • Fast and simple data transfer to other applications through clipboard
  • Advanced printing and exporting capabilities, including cross-tables and charts, using Report Wizard
  • Portability (any version of Windows)
  • Context Help system

System Requirements

  • Windows 3.1, Windows 95, Windows 98 or Windows NT
  • 10 MB of hard disk for the system. Additional space for the datasets (2-12 Mb per dataset)
  • 8 MB RAM with Windows 3.1, 16 with Windows 95 or NT
  • Color VGA monitor, SVGA recommended


To order a Fishstat Plus CD-ROM:
e-mail:[email protected]
Data Administrator:
Senior Fishery Statistician, FIDI
FAO, Viale delle Terme di Caracalla, 00100 Rome, Italy
Fax +39 06 57052476

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