Atlas of Commercial Fisheries around Ireland second edition

Published by: Marine Institute
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The Atlas of Commercial Fisheries around Ireland reviews the fishing activity on fish stocks of relevance to Ireland that come under the EU Common Fisheries Policy (CFP). The Atlas focuses on fishing opportunities (Total Allowable Catches – TACs), landings trends, fleet activity and the state of the resource in the waters around Ireland (principally ICES Sub-areas VI and VII). The Atlas also deals with fish stocks exploited by Ireland outside Sub-areas VI and VII. Every effort has been made to use the most up to date information available on fishing opportunities, landings, effort, and on the state of the resource base. The various ICES and STECF reports and databases together with various EU Regulations should be consulted for the definitive figures and regulatory articles. The Atlas was completed during 2009. The Atlas focus was on fisheries Data Collection, Data Management, Data Analysis, Conducting Assessments, Formulating and Providing Advice and Carrying out Scientific Research on Fish Stocks, both Nationally and Internationally. The Atlas focused on stock assessment to support European fisheries policy. Atlas completed by Marine Institute fisheries science teams. Data in atlas complete per publication date.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2014-03-31
Date dataset updated 2017-12-13
Dataset conforms to these standards The INSPIRE Directive or INSPIRE lays down a general framework for a Spatial Data Infrastructure (SDI) for the purposes of European Community environmental policies and policies or activities which may have an impact on the environment.
Rights notes ['Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs Licence conditions apply', '', 'license', '', 'license']
Update frequency Other
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-16.01, 48.1],[-16.01, 57.1], [-3.5, 57.1], [-3.5, 48.1], [-16.01, 48.1]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-1", "verticalDomainName": null, "minVerticalExtent": "-3500"}
Provenance information The Atlantic Ocean (named after mythological Greek god Atlas) is the world’s second-largest ocean and covers 20% of the earths surface. The waters around Ireland constitute a small part of that vast ocean but they are very productive; they support a diverse range of international shipping activities and contain important marine habitats and ecosystems. This resource requires careful management to protect vulnerable components whilst ensuring sustainable exploitation. This Atlas of Commercial Fisheries Around Ireland uses informatics, the science of processing data into information, to give useful new insights into fishing activities and fisheries resources. Fishing effort is mapped by gear and country. Landings of the key commercial species are mapped individually and by gear. This information is put into context by maps of effort and landings at a broader European scale and by the historical time series of landings that are provided for each species.
Period of time covered (begin) 1903-01-01
Period of time covered (end) 2011-12-31