Title of statistical activity: Fish catch

Code of statistical activity: 20701

  1. Contact
  2. Metadata update
  3. Statistical presentation
  4. Unit of measure
  5. Reference period
  6. Institutional mandate
  7. Confidentiality
  8. Release policy
  9. Frequency of dissemination
  10. Accessibility and clarity
  11. Quality management
  12. Relevance
  13. Accuracy and reliability
  14. Timeliness and punctuality
  15. Coherence and comparability
  16. Cost and burden
  17. Data revision
  18. Statistical processing
  19. Comments

1. Contact Individual or organisational contact points for the data or metadata, including information on how to reach the contact points.

1.1. Contact organisation The name of the organisation of the contact points for the data or metadata.

Statistics Estonia

1.2. Contact organisation unit An addressable subdivision of an organisation.

Economic and Environmental Statistics Department

1.3. Contact name The name of the contact points for the data or metadata.

Evelin Enno-Sakwan

1.4. Contact person function The area of technical responsibility of the contact, such as "methodology", "database management" or "dissemination".

Leading Statistician

1.5. Contact mail address The postal address of the contact points for the data or metadata.

51 Tatari Str, 10134 Tallinn, Estonia

1.6. Contact email address E-mail address of the contact points for the data or metadata.

evelin.enno-sakwan@stat.ee

1.7. Contact phone number The telephone number of the contact points for the data or metadata.

+372 625 9308

2. Metadata update The date on which the metadata element was inserted or modified in the database.

2.1. Metadata last certified Date of the latest certification provided by the domain manager to confirm that the metadata posted are still up-to-date, even if the content has not been amended.

08/05/2018

2.2. Metadata last update Date of last update of the content of the metadata.

08/05/2018

3. Statistical presentation

3.1. Data description Main characteristics of the data set described in an easily understandable manner, referring to the data and indicators disseminated.

Ocean fish catch by species; the Baltic Sea fish catch by economic activity and species; inland waters fish catch by waterbody and species

3.2. Classification system Arrangement or division of objects into groups based on characteristics which the objects have in common.

FAO international statistical classification of fishing areas

Estonian division of fishing areas

3.3. Sector coverage Main economic or other sectors covered by the statistics.

Enterprises who's economical activities are marine or freshwater fishing

3.4. Statistical concepts and definitions Statistical characteristics of statistical observations.

Baltic Sea fishing – fishing on the open sea and/or in coastal waters of the Baltic Sea.

Commercial fishing – fishing or collecting agar-agar with commercial fishing gear (longlines, entangling nets, trap nets, seine nets, trawls).

Fisherman’s fishing authorisation – the right to fish by commercial fishing gear at sea to the 20 m isobath or on Lake Peipus, Lake Lämmijärv and Lake Pskov or on another waterbody belonging to the state.

Fishing area – a defined and registered area at sea to the 20 m isobath or on another waterbody, which is established for rational division, use and protection of fishery resources and fishing grounds or for fish farming in a natural waterbody.

Depending on the establisher, a fishing area can be:

- national fishing area;

- local government fishing area;

- private fishing area.

Fishing with restricted fishing rights – fishing with restricted authorisation, which gives the right to fish with limited fishing gear.

Inland waters fishing – fishing on inland waters.

Ocean fishing – fishing at a distance from the coast, on the open ocean or in the economic zones of other countries.

Restricted fishing authorisation – the right to fish with a limited number of commercial fishing instruments (with one to three entangling nets or with one fyke net of up to 1 meter high or with one bottom line of up to 250 hooks) at sea to the 20 m isobath, or on Lake Peipus, Lake Lämmijärv and Lake Pskov on an area of water up to 1 kilometre from the shore, or on Lake Võrtsjärv.

3.5. Statistical unit Entity for which information is sought and for which statistics are ultimately compiled.

Legal person, natural person

3.6. Statistical population The total membership or population or "universe" of a defined class of people, objects or events.

Natural and legal persons engaged in fishing

FRAME

Not applicable

3.7. Reference area The country or geographic area to which the measured statistical phenomenon relates.

Estonia as a whole

3.8. Time coverage The length of time for which data are available.

1992–…

3.9. Base period The period of time used as the base of an index number, or to which a constant series refers.

Not applicable

4. Unit of measure The unit in which the data values are measured.

Fish catch – tonne

5. Reference period The period of time or point in time to which the measured observation is intended to refer.

Year

6. Institutional mandate

6.1. Legal acts and other agreements Legal acts or other formal or informal agreements that assign responsibility as well as the authority to an agency for the collection, processing, and dissemination of statistics.

DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS

Regulation (EC) No 1921/2006 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 18 December 2006 on the submission of statistical data on landings of fishery products in Member States and repealing Council Regulation (EEC) No 1382/91 (Text with EEA relevance)

Regulation (EC) No 216/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in certain areas other than those of the North Atlantic (recast)

Regulation (EC) No 217/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of catch and activity statistics by Member States fishing in the north-west Atlantic (recast)

Regulation (EC) No 218/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 11 March 2009 on the submission of nominal catch statistics by Member States fishing in the north-east Atlantic (recast)

OTHER LEGAL ACTS

Not available

OTHER AGREEMENTS

Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

7. Confidentiality A property of data indicating the extent to which their unauthorised disclosure could be prejudicial or harmful to the interest of the source or other relevant parties.

7.1. Confidentiality - policy Legislative measures or other formal procedures which prevent unauthorised disclosure of data that identify a person or economic entity either directly or indirectly.

The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 34 and § 35 of the Official Statistics Act.

7.2. Confidentiality - data treatment Rules applied for treating the data set to ensure statistical confidentiality and prevent unauthorised disclosure.

Not applicable

8. Release policy Rules for disseminating statistical data to interested parties.

8.1. Release calendar The schedule of statistical release dates.

Notifications about the dissemination of statistics are published in the release calendar, which is available on the website. Every year on 1 October, the release times of the statistical database, news releases, main indicators by IMF SDDS and publications for the following year are announced in the release calendar (in the case of publications – the release month).

8.2. Release calendar access Access to the release calendar information.

https://www.stat.ee/release-calendar

8.3. User access The policy for release of the data to users, the scope of dissemination (e.g. to the public, to selected users), how users are informed that the data are being released, and whether the policy determines the dissemination of statistical data to all users.

All users have been granted equal access to official statistics: dissemination dates of official statistics are announced in advance and no user category (incl. Eurostat, state authorities and mass media) is provided access to official statistics before other users. Official statistics are first published in the statistical database. If there is also a news release, it is published simultaneously with data in the statistical database. Official statistics are available on the website at 8:00 a.m. on the date announced in the release calendar.

9. Frequency of dissemination The time interval at which the statistics are disseminated over a given time period.

Annual

10. Accessibility and clarity

10.1. News release Regular or ad-hoc press releases linked to the data.

Not published

10.2. Publications Regular or ad-hoc publications in which the data are made available to the public.

Not published

10.3. Online database Information about on-line databases in which the disseminated data can be accessed.

Data are published under the subject area “Economy / Fishing” in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee.

10.4. Microdata access Information on whether micro-data are also disseminated.

Not applicable

10.5. Other References to the most important other data dissemination done.

Data serve as input for statistical activities 10001 “Environmental trends” and 10601 “Material flow accounts”.

10.6. Documentation on methodology Descriptive text and references to methodological documents available.

The methodology complies with the requirements stipulated by the European Parliament and the Council Regulations (EC) No 216/2009, 217/2009 and 218/2009.

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32009R0216&qid=1429787886703&from=ET

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32009R0217&qid=1429787848702&from=ET

http://eur-lex.europa.eu/legal-content/EN/TXT/PDF/?uri=CELEX:32009R0218&qid=1429787743998&from=ET

The methodology applied in Estonia is described in quality reports submitted to Eurostat.

10.7. Quality documentation Documentation on procedures applied for quality management and quality assessment.

Quality report submitted to Eurostat in accordance with data submission under Regulations (EC) 216/2009, 217/2009, 218/2009 of the European Parliament and of the Council

11. Quality management Systems and frameworks in place within an organisation to manage the quality of statistical products and processes.

11.1. Quality assurance All systematic activities implemented that can be demonstrated to provide confidence that the processes will fulfil the requirements for the statistical output.

To assure the quality of processes and products, Statistics Estonia applies the EFQM Excellence Model, the European Statistics Code of Practice and the Quality Assurance Framework of the European Statistical System (ESS QAF). Statistics Estonia is also guided by the requirements in § 7. “Principles and quality criteria of producing official statistics” of the Official Statistics Act.

11.2. Quality assessment Overall assessment of data quality, based on standard quality criteria.

Statistics Estonia performs all statistical activities according to an international model (Generic Statistical Business Process Model – GSBPM). According to the GSBPM, the final phase of statistical activities is overall evaluation using information gathered in each phase or sub-process; this information can take many forms, including feedback from users, process metadata, system metrics and suggestions from employees. This information is used to prepare the evaluation report which outlines all the quality problems related to the specific statistical activity and serves as input for improvement actions.

12. Relevance The degree to which statistical information meet current and potential needs of the users.

12.1. User needs Description of users and their respective needs with respect to the statistical data.

Ministry of Rural Affairs

Ministry of the Environment

Eesti Pank (central bank of Estonia)

Users’ suggestions and information about taking these into account are available on the website of Statistics Estonia at https://www.stat.ee/statistikatood.

12.2. User satisfaction Measures to determine user satisfaction.

Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys.

All results are available on the website at https://www.stat.ee/user-surveys.

12.3. Completeness The extent to which all statistics that are needed are available.

In compliance with the rules (regulations)

13. Accuracy and reliability Accuracy: closeness of computations or estimates to the exact or true values that the statistics were intended to measure.
Reliability: closeness of the initial estimated value to the subsequent estimated value.

13.1. Overall accuracy Assessment of accuracy, linked to a certain data set or domain, which is summarising the various components.

The type of survey and the data collection methods ensure sufficient coverage and timeliness.

13.2. Sampling error That part of the difference between a population value and an estimate thereof, derived from a random sample, which is due to the fact that only a subset of the population is enumerated.

Not applicable

13.3. Non-sampling error Error in survey estimates which cannot be attributed to sampling fluctuations.

Not measured

14. Timeliness and punctuality

14.1. Timeliness Length of time between data availability and the event or phenomenon they describe.

The data are published 175 days after the end of the reference year (T + 175).

14.2. Punctuality Time lag between the actual delivery of the data and the target date when it should have been delivered.

The data have been published at the time announced in the release calendar.

15. Coherence and comparability

15.1. Comparability - geographical The extent to which statistics are comparable between geographical areas.

The data are geographically comparable due to the use of an international methodology.

15.2. Comparability - over time The extent to which statistics are comparable or reconcilable over time.

The data are comparable over time.

15.3. Coherence - cross domain The extent to which statistics are reconcilable with those obtained through other data sources or statistical domains.

Not available

15.4. Coherence - internal The extent to which statistics are consistent within a given data set.

The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent.

16. Cost and burden Cost associated with the collection and production of a statistical product and burden on respondents.

Cost of statistical activity 2.9 thousand euros (data for 2018)

17. Data revision Any change in a value of a statistic released to the public.

17.1. Data revision - policy Policy aimed at ensuring the transparency of disseminated data, whereby preliminary data are compiled that are later revised.

The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the dissemination policy of Statistics Estonia at https://www.stat.ee/dissemination-policy.

17.2. Data revision - practice Information on the data revision practice.

There are no planned revisions. The published data may be revised if the methodology is modified, errors are discovered, new or better data become available.

18. Statistical processing

18.1. Source data Characteristics and components of the raw statistical data used for compiling statistical aggregates.

SURVEY DATA

Not used

ADMINISTRATIVE DATA

The following data are received from the Veterinary and Food Board: fish catch from the oceans, the Baltic Sea and inland waters by species and fishing area (commercial fishing); fish catch from the Baltic Sea and inland waters by fishing area.

DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES

Not used

18.2. Frequency of data collection Frequency with which the source data are collected.

Annual

18.3. Data collection Systematic process of gathering data for official statistics.

Legal persons submit data on commercial fishing to the Fishing Regulation Office of the Veterinary and Food Board. Statistics Estonia receives the data from the Veterinary and Food Board by e-mail.

18.4. Data validation Process of monitoring the results of data compilation and ensuring the quality of statistical results.

Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods and other surveys.

18.5. Data compilation Operations performed on data to derive new information according to a given set of rules.

The data collected by the Veterinary and Food Board are converted into statistical output. It includes calculating additional indicators.

18.6. Adjustment The set of procedures employed to modify statistical data to enable it to conform to national or international standards or to address data quality differences when compiling specific data sets.

Not applicable

19. Comments Supplementary descriptive text which can be attached to data or metadata.

Not available