Fishdata 2

Last changed: 17 December 2020
Several fish in a blue basket.
Fishdata 2 at SLU.

Fishdata 2 is a database for registration and storage of data from our fish surveys and from fishermen on board their vessel or ashore.

What can be found in this dabase?

Biological parameters as length, weight, age, sex and maturity are collected for fish and shellfish and entered to the database, together with information on the total catch composition and where applicable also discarded catch.


International databases

The data sampling is part of the EU Data Collection Framework (DCF) that governs the requirements on the sampling, registration, storage and quality assurance. The data is also required to be exported to international databases at ICES (International Council of the Exploration of the Sea) for the use of international working groups on assessment of fish stocks and for reginal coordination of the data collection.

Fiskdata 2 is the national platform where data from most of the EU coordinated DCF data is stored. EU and ICES demands good quality management of the database and there is constant development.


How to obtain data

FD2 is not an open access database. Our survey data is available from the international ICES database called DATRAS. Data on where species were caught (biodiversity data) is increasingly available in Analysportalen for downloads. Search for the data source FD2. For other questions on data, please se contact below



Malin Werner