List of FAO Major Fishing Areas. For statistical purposes, 27 major fishing areas have been internationally established to date. These comprise:
- eight major inland fishing areas covering the inland waters of the continents,
- nineteen major marine fishing areas covering the waters of the Atlantic, Indian, Pacific and Southern Oceans with their adjacent seas.
The major fishing areas, inland and marine, are listed below by two-digit codes and their names. To access maps and description of boundaries of each fishing area click on the relevant item in the list below or in the map showing the 19 major marine fishing areas.
Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)