This issue of the Bulletin is set out with four parts: Part 1 contains summaries of catches of selected specie.s
items by Country and Subarea for l 979-93; Part II contains the statistics of nominal catches and fishing effort for
1993; Part Ill contains the seal catches and hunting effort for 1993, and Part IV contains modifications to
previously published Bulletins, and reports revised STATLANT 21B catches by Cuba for 1992, revised STATLANT
21B catches by France (SP) for 1990, 1991 and 1992, and a species name change for data reported by EU-Portugal
for the yearn 1986-92 (note all catches reported by EU-Portugal as Roundnose grenadier from 1986 to 1992 should
be revised to Roughhead grenadier). Tn tables where various groups of species items are used, they arc in accordance
with those listed in the "Definitions and Abbreviations". Further details of the tabular presentation of data are given
in the text at the beginning of each Part.
The Secretariat is pleased to acknowledge the efforts and assistance of the officers of statistical agencies of
countries contributing data for publication of this Bulletin, and the national representatives who assisted in obtaining
the data for this publication. Tn addition, the guidance of the Scientific Council and the Cooperation of Coordinating
Working Party on Fishery Statistics (CWP) have been invaluable.
The delayed publication of this issue was due to the late receipt of some final statistics.