ICCAT's databases contain a series of standard alphabetical or numeric codes (for country, gear type, region, time of the year, etc.). The coding system is necessary to ensure the integrity of the databases and to follow international standards as well as those of the Sub-Committee on Statistics.
Hierarchical coding system by flag/fleet. The relationship to ICCAT codes used in the past is also shown.
3-letter codes for species of Atlantic tunas, tuna-like fishes and some pelagic sharks.
Gear codes and gear groups
Coding system for areas or regions used for Task I data
Codes used for different measurements of length/weight used for Task II (size) data
Codes used for different measurements of fishing effort used for Task II (catch/effort) data
Codes used to categorize spatial strata used to report Task II data.
Sampling Areas codes for Task-II data
Sampling period codes for Task II data