FAO Systems on Fisheries and Aquaculture


Rome, Italy website

The Fisheries and Aquaculture Department systems are developed by FAO, Fisheries and Aquaculture Department (FI). The FAO GeoNetwork is implemented by FAO and World Food Program (WFP), United Nations Environmental Program (UNEP), and United Nations Office for the Coordination of Human Affaires (OCHA) in collaboration with a series of partners.
Fisheries and Aquaculture Department: This portal provides extensive information in different formats (documents, Atlas, statistics data, metadata, maps, software, amongst others). These systems cover on a vast range of fisheries and aquaculture topics (fisheries stocks, captures, aquaculture production, trade and products, IUU, Port measures, introduction of species, fishing vessels, laws, planning etc.). Link:
FAO GeoNetwork: This portal provides Interactive Maps, GIS datasets, Satellite Imagery and related applications to improve access to and integrated use of spatial data and information (datasets, maps, tables, documents described by metadata). Metadata provide useful information such as identification info (including point of contacts and extent), spatial representation info, reference system info, data quality info, etc.
  • Permanent
Geographical coverage
  • Global
Intended Users
  • Administrations/Authorities
  • Businessmen/Companies
  • General public
  • Organisations/Associations
  • Policy-makers/managers/planners
  • Researchers and scientists
Source of funding
  • Public funding
Information format
  • Data
  • Metadata
  • Documents
  • Map/Gis
Country coverage
  • Cyprus
  • France
  • Greece
  • Italy
  • Malta
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Egypt
  • Israel
  • Lebanon
  • Montenegro
  • Morocco
  • Palestine
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey