Compiled data on Pacific saury catches in the northwestern Pacific Ocean (1950-2016)
The purpose of this working paper is to develop a common data set on Pacific saury catches for stock assessment and other activities of the SSC PS and Commission. This work was initiated by TWG PSSA members at the 1st PSSA workshop, and Secretariat was tasked to continue it intersessionally and distribute revised catch data to Members. We compared data sets based on FAO statistics and Annual Reports of NPFC Members, clarified differences and compiled data. The working paper includes Summary table which shows status of this compiled data set and possible corrections/confirmations required.