Statistical activity code: 20701
Ocean fish catch by species; the Baltic Sea fish catch by economic activity and species; inland waters fish catch by waterbody and species
FAO international statistical classification of fishing areas
Estonian division of fishing areas
Enterprises who's economical activities are marine or freshwater fishing
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.
Legal person, natural person
Natural and legal persons engaged in fishing
Estonia as a whole
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
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
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Data are published under the subject area “Economy / Fishing” in the statistical database at http://pub.stat.ee.
Data serve as input for statistical activities 10001 “Environmental trends” and 10601 “Material flow accounts”.
The methodology complies with the requirements stipulated by the European Parliament and the Council Regulations (EC) No 216/2009, 217/2009 and 218/2009.
The methodology applied in Estonia is described in quality reports submitted to Eurostat.
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
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Ministry of Rural Affairs
Ministry of the Environment
Eesti Pank (central bank of Estonia)
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In compliance with the rules (regulations)
The data revision policy and notification of corrections are described in the section Principles of dissemination of official statistics of the website of Statistics Estonia.
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.
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
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.
Arithmetic and qualitative controls are used in the validation process, including comparison with the data of previous periods and other surveys.
The data collected by the Veterinary and Food Board are converted into statistical output. It includes calculating additional indicators.