This is Volume 45 of NAFO Statistical Bulletin, which contains 1995 data available to the Secretariat. The data are
from STATLANT 2IB reports by countries, which reported fishing operations in the NAFO Convention Area of the
Northwest Atlantic during 1995 . In accordance with the decision of the Scientific Council in June 2001, this issue is
published in the absence of complete data submission from the USA: Tables 1, 2 and 3 have total catch by species only
for USA without any breakdown.
This volume contains data on quantities of fish and invertebrates presented as "nominal catches" (defined as live
weight equivalent of the landings) in metric tons. Data for seaweeds are given as wet weight in metric tons , and catches
of seals are given as numbers of animals. The statistics are presented on a calendar year basis and by month, where
This issue of the NAFO Statistical Bulletin is set out with four parts: Part I contains summaries of catches of
selected species items by Country and Subarea for 1981-95; Part II contains the statistics of nominal catches and fishing
effort for 1995; Part ill contains the seal catches and hunting effort for 1995; and Part IV contains revisions to
statistical data for 1989 to 1994. In tables where various groups of species items are used, they are 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 delayed publication of this issue was due to delays in submission of some final statistics . It is noted the
Scientific Council at its meeting in June 2001 agreed to proceed with this publication although the absence of complete
data from USA makes some tabulations incomplete.