Fishery Products -- Domestic Catch, Imports, and Disposition: 1970 to 2005

Added By Infochimps

The Statistical Abstract files are distributed by the US Census Department as Microsoft Excel files. These files have data mixed with notes and references, multiple tables per sheet, and, worst of all, the table headers are not easily matched to their rows and columns.

A few files had extraneous characters in the title. These were corrected to be consistent. A few files have a sheet of crufty gibberish in the first slot. The sheet order was shuffled but no data were changed.

The tables that were changed (this is table 859):

0166 0257 0362 0429 0445 0446 0459 0461 0462 0464 0465 0466 0467
0469 0479 0480 0481 0482 0483 0484 0485 0486 0487 0559 0628 0629
1144 1227 1231

This dataset consists of a table of 40 rows and 28 columns.

Live weight, in millions of pounds (11,474 represents 11,474,000,000). For data on commercial catch for selected countries, see Table 1337, Section 30, Comparative International Statistics}


  1. For univalve and bivalve mollusks (conchs, clams, oysters, scallops,
    etc.), the weight of meats, excluding the shell, is reported.
  2. Excludes imports of edible fishery products consumed in Puerto Rico;
    includes landings of tuna caught by foreign vessels in American Samoa.
  3. Fish meal and sea herring.


Public Domain (Government Work)

This dataset was prepared by the government and is therefore in the public domain. There are no restrictions upon its use.