Catch Statistics

NAFO Annual Fisheries Statistics Databases

NAFO Members send their annual compilation of information on national catches and landings to the NAFO Secretariat. These data are used for statistical purpose within NAFO (and elsewhere). Complete statistical data have been published in Statistical Bulletin since 1951. This printed version of the statistics were discontinued after Vol. 49 for 1999. The electronic database of the STATLANT 21 data are updated regularly as new information becomes available.

21A database: contains information on annual catches by species, subareas, country, and year. A Data Extraction tool has been developed that provides users access to STATLANT21A data in a user friendly way. The query allows individual selections of country, division, species  and year.  The tool allows for the output of data in comma-separated values and pdf formats.

21B database: contains monthly catch and effort information by year, country, gear, tonnage, main species, Divison, and year. As it is very large, the Secretariat makes it available on the web as a number of comma-delimited text files containing one decade each.

21B files in comma-delimited txt format (zipped)

NAFO 21B data for 1960-1969
(548 kb)
NAFO 21B data for 1970-1979
(1015 kb)
NAFO 21B data for 1980-1989
(1264 kb)
NAFO 21B data for 1990-1999
(869 kb)
NAFO 21B data for 2000-2009
 (496 kb - updated 15 Apr 2011) 
NAFO 21B data for 2010-2014
(154 kb - updated 24 May 2016) 

NOTE: Users of 21 data should note that discrepencies between 21A and 21B may occur in total catch of species for the years 1994-onward. Total catch of USA by species is included in the 21A but not in the 21B data.

Instructions for reporting Statistics on Nominal Catches (pdf files)

21A 21B

Reporting Forms (Excel files)

21A 21B

Contact us

Northwest Atlantic Fisheries Organization
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(Burnside Industrial Park)
Dartmouth, Nova Scotia
Canada B3B 1K8

Tel: +1 902 468-5590
Fax: +1 902 468-5538


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