About the project

OpenFisheries.org is to be a platform for aggregating global fishery data and exposing this data to researchers through open APIs. By making fishery data that is currently out there available in consistent formats that are easy for researchers to consume we hope to push the boundaries of fisheries research.

Currently the site's data holdings include global capture fishing landings from the Food and Agriculture Organization (FAO) of the United Nations. In near future we hope to augment this information with spatial species distribution data and expand our collection with fish price data where available. For more information about the project, or if you have knowledge of fisheries or data munging that you wish to contribute to the project, please contact us.

Who we are

Openfisheries.org is a community project founded by Andrew J Dyck. Andrew has worked in the fisheries research field for several years and seeks to present the best quality global fisheries data available - promoting data-driven decision making for producers, consumers and managers alike.