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Anchovy resource and catches recorded in seasons from 1997/98 to 2003/04

Data holding centreMinistry of Agriculture and Food, Fisheries Department
CountryGeorgia  Georgia
Time period1997 - 2004
Geographical area

Black Sea


Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fishery characterisation


Pelagic trawl nets


The Government of Georgia requested the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) technical assistance for the development and management of fisheries and aquaculture. FAO, through its Technical Cooperation Programme, approved the TCP/GEO/2904 (A) Project, aimed at strengthening the capacity of the Fisheries Department of the Ministry of Agriculture for the fisheries sector rehabilitation. The general objective of the project is to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of the Fisheries Department in leading and assisting the rehabilitation of the fisheries sector in Georgia. Specifically, the Project should produce a national master plan for fisheries development, in consultation with the main stakeholders in the Georgian fisheries sector, as part of the general fisheries policy framework. The project is also expected to review the existing national fisheries legislation and draft appropriate amendments to the draft law on fisheries, in order to facilitate its finalization and approval; and develop a data collection and evaluation systems, according to the specific conditions of the national fishery sector, to be used as tools for fisheries development and management.

OriginatorsMinistry of Agriculture and Food, Fisheries Department
OrganisationMinistry of Agriculture and Food, Fisheries Department
ContactMaia Metreveli (Project National Consultant)

Ministry of Agriculture and Food, Fisheries Department
6, Gelovani Ave.


Telephone+995 32 33 46 62; +995 99 115591
Collating centreIv.Javakhishvili Tbilisi State University, Centre of Relations with UNESCO Oceanological Research Centre and GeoDNA (UNESCO)
Local identifier39009007
Global identifier1850
Last revised2009-01-24