Fish Landings

Statistical data for fish landings is collected through the daily returns of sales submitted by middlemen at the fish market. The data consists of the species, volume, average monthly unit prices and the total value paid out to fishermen. Such information is passed to the Agriculture and Environment section within the NSO on a monthly basis by the Department of Fisheries. This data is used in the compilation of quarterly news release on fish landings and also in the compilation of monthly and quarterly indices that are used to monitor developments in price and volume movements over a particular period.