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The ICCAT Secretariat maintains over 2 gigabytes of information in various databases. Most of these can be accessed through the links below. We are currently working on making available the remaining datasets via Internet.

The dissemination of ICCAT data is according to the Rules and Procedures for the protection, access to, and dissemination of data compiled by ICCAT, adopted by the Commission in 2022. While most databases currently used in the stock assessments and other SCRS work are of public domain and are published in this web page, the aforementioned rules also include procedures for using data classified as confidential. Such confidential data are voluntarily provided by CPCs for specific use by the SCRS.  

Task 1 web
Web-based application to view nominal catches of Atlantic tunas and tuna-like fish (including sharks), by gear, region and flag in web application [2023-01-31].
Task 1 Excel    Dashboard
MS Excel pivot table to obtain nominal catches of Atlantic tunas and tuna-like fish (including sharks), by gear, region and flag [2023-01-31].

* Last update published on the web. Future updates available upon request to ""

Task 2 catch/effort
Task 2 Catch & Effort in Access Data Base [2023-01-31]. Read Me
Task 2 catch/effort Web
Web-based application to view Task 2 Catch & Effort records [2023-01-31]. Read Me
Task 2 catch/effort by operation mode [Fad/Free school] (only tropicals)
Purse seine Catch & Effort statistics of tropical fishery by operation mode (Fad / Free school) between 1991 and 2021 [2023-01-31].
Task 2 size

Species based CSV files [2023-01-31]

Read Me    -  Detailed catalogue

T2SZ - size frequencies (observed)
ALB Albacore BSH Blue shark SMTuna Small tuna
BFT Atlantic Bluefin tuna POR Porbeagle OTH Rest of species
BET Bigeye tuna SMA Shortfin mako    
YFT Yellowfin tuna        
SKJ Skipjack tuna        
SWO Swordfish        
BUM Atlantic blue marlin        
SAI Atlantic sailfish        
SPF Longbill spearfish        
WHM Atlantic white marlin        
T2CS - catch-at-size (estimated)
ALB Albacore BFT Atlantic Bluefin tuna BET Bigeye tuna
YFT Yellowfin tuna SKJ Skipjack tuna SWO Swordfish
Task 2 catch data raised to total landings (5x5 degree squares, quarter, gear) [2023-01-31]
Read Me    -   Codes
Spatio-Temporal estimates of overall Atlantic Fishing Effort for Longline fleets.
Read Me
Examples of catch at size data used in assessments (Albacore, Bigeye, Bluefin, Skipjack, Swordfish and Yellowfin) . All files are in "*.csv" format.
File headers are:
SpeciesCode, StockID, YearC, FlagName, FleetCode, GearGrpCode, GearCode, TimeCatch, SquareTypeCode, QuadID, Lat, Lon,
SchoolType {0:NA/none; 1:FAD; 2:Free School} (only BET, SKJ, YFT)
[Lclasses, 1cm lower limit, in Number]
YFT {30, 21, 22,  ... 180} (29- and  181+ are accumulated class groups)
BET {30, 21, 22,  ... 190} (29- and  191+ are accumulated class groups)
SKJ {20, 21, 22,  ...   90} (19- and  91+ are accumulated class groups)
Conventional tag data [2023-01-31]
ALB Albacore BET Bigeye tuna BFT Atlantic Bluefin tuna
BSH Blue shark BUM Atlantic blue marlin POR Porbeagle
SAI Atlantic sailfish SKJ Skipjack tuna SMA Shortfin mako
SWO Swordfish WHM Atlantic white marlin YFT Yellowfin tuna
Electronic tag Inventory [2022-01-31]
Inventory of archival tag releases
Observer data
The Secretariat holds very-limited observer data, which may be made available upon request to the Executive Secretary, subject to the rules and procedures of data .
Statistical Bulletin
The Bulletin, updated annually, summarizes available information in a user-friendly format that includes multiple tables and graphs.