Statistical activity code: 20702
Area and volume of waterbody used for fish and crayfish farming by type of facility, incl. waterbodies with fresh water and sea water
Feed used for fish and crayfish farming by type (feed for predatory fish, feed for carps, other)
Quantity of sold fish and crayfish by farmed species, salinity of water and by type of facility; value of sold catch by farmed species
Sale of fish roe (for consumption) by farmed species, salinity of water and value of sold catch by farmed species
Production of hatcheries and nurseries for release into the wild or a controlled environment by farmed species, age group and value
Quantity of fish and crayfish collected from the wild and purchased by species and age group; value by species
Average annual number of employees by sex
Area of buildings related directly to aquaculture
Age group of fish and crayfish
Classification of fish farming facilities
Classification of fish by species
All enterprises whose main or secondary activity is aquaculture
Cage – a net structure with floats placed in the sea or in a natural freshwater body.
Enclosure with water recirculation system – artificial structure where water is re-used after bio-filtering.
Hatchery and nursery – artificial structure where eggs and juveniles are bred, hatched and reared.
Pond and tank – a natural structure or a structure with artificial walls and bottom where water interchange takes place up to 10 times a day.
Raceway – an artificial structure with high water turnover rate (more than 10 times a day) without water recirculation.
Sale of commercial fish – fish farming production sold as commercial fish to Estonia and foreign countries in the current year.
List of active enterprises whose main or secondary activity is aquaculture (EMTAK 03.2–03.22). The list is generated from the Business Register for Statistical Purposes.
Estonia as a whole
DIRECTLY APPLICABLE LEGAL ACTS
Regulation (EC) No 762/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 9 July 2008 on the submission by Member States of statistics on aquaculture and repealing Council Regulation (EC) No 788/96
OTHER LEGAL ACTS
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 32, § 34, § 35, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act.
The treatment of confidential data is regulated by the Procedure for Protection of Data Collected and Processed by Statistics Estonia (in Estonian). See more details on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Õigusaktid.
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).
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.
The news release “Fish and crayfish farming” once a year. The news release can be viewed on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Uudiskiri (in Estonian).
Data are published in the statistical database at https://andmed.stat.ee/en/stat under the subject area “Economy / Fishing” in the following table:
KA40: Commercial catch and realisation in fish farms by species
The dissemination of data collected for the purpose of producing official statistics is guided by the requirements provided for in § 33, § 34, § 35, § 36, § 38 of the Official Statistics Act. Access to microdata and anonymisation of microdata are regulated by Statistics Estonia’s procedure for dissemination of confidential data for scientific purposes.
Data serve as input for statistical activity 10601 “Material flow accounts” and 10106 “Environmental goods and services sector accounts”.
The methodology used is based on Regulation (EC) No 762/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council and on the materials of Eurostat’s working party on fishery statistics. There is no methodological manual.
The methodology applied in Estonia is described in quality reports submitted to Eurostat.
Quality report submitted to Eurostat in accordance with data submission under Regulation (EC) No 762/2008 of the European Parliament and of the Council
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.
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.
Ministry of the Environment
Ministry of Rural Affairs
Estonian Fish and Crayfish Farmers Association
Since 1996, Statistics Estonia has conducted reputation and user satisfaction surveys. All results are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section User surveys.
The data are complete and correspond to the data composition requirements of the EU regulation on aquaculture statistics.
The use of an internationally harmonized methodology, based on the European Union Regulation on aquaculture, allows for cross-country comparisons of published data.
The data are comparable over time. The methodology and basic principles, definitions and classifications have remained the same over time.
The outputs of the statistical activity are coherent.
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 total population is 63 objects. Total survey has been used, which means that all enterprises whose main or secondary activity is aquaculture are included in the total population of the survey.
DATA FROM OTHER STATISTICAL ACTIVITIES
Data are collected and the submission of questionnaires is monitored through eSTAT (the web channel for electronic data submission). The questionnaires have been designed for independent completion in eSTAT and include instructions and controls. The questionnaires and information about data submission are available on the website of Statistics Estonia in the section Questionnaires.
Data are collected with the official statistics annual questionnaire “Fish and crayfish farming” by surveying all fish farms.
The input data are checked and, if necessary, corrected according to specified rules, and the compliance of calculated statistics with the quality requirements is checked as well: comparisons are made with previous periods, internal coherence, the coverage of the population and the response rate are checked.
In the case of missing or unreliable data, missing values are imputed according to set rules. Missing variables are imputed using previous period data of the same unit.
Variables and statistical units which were not collected but which are necessary for producing output are calculated. New variables are calculated by applying arithmetic conversion to already existing variables. This may be done repeatedly; the derived variable may, in turn, be based on previously derived variables.
Microdata are aggregated to the level necessary for analysis. This includes summation of data according to the classification and calculating various statistical measures.
The collected data are converted into statistical output. This includes calculating additional variables.