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Fishing capacity

An indicator used to assess the fishing pressure caused by a fishing fleet. Fishing capacity can be expressed in terms of tonnage and/or engine power, and sometimes as the number of vessels and their average size. Larger vessels are generally considered to lead to more fishing pressure because of the type of gear, its level of activity, and the geographical coverage that these vessels can reach.

See also GT, GRT, FCC and FHV.