Data collection

The FCWC Regional Data Centre currently maintains a database for fish catch and effort data from its member states. Data on fish species, fishing effort and fishing gear per year from the artisanal fishery is available. We are working on including data from the industrial fishery fleet soon.

The Data Centre will soon be equipped with a regional VMS for monitoring fishing fleet in the sub-region with funding from the European Union under the PESCAO program to build mcs capacities of member states and the sub-region to deter illegal fishing.