Greencastle Codling Protected Area

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Designated protected site boundary providing for the seasonal closure of the traditional cod fishing grounds off Greencastle, Co. Donegal in the North Atlantic Ocean. The protected site is located to the north of Malin Head, the most northerly point on the island of Ireland. The protected site was established and fishing in the area closed in 2003 and 2004 under statutory instruments. Implementation of the closed area based on catch data statistics from this area known as the Cape. The protected site was designated to support codling stocks. Statutory instrument implemented under SI No. 431 of 2003 by the Irish Government in agreement with local fishermen. As of 2017 local fishermen are still not fishing within the designated area. Boundary area complete for the protected site designation.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2003-04-01
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 licence conditions apply', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/', 'license', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/ie/', 'license']
Update frequency Never
Language English
Landing Page http://atlas.marine.ie/arcgis/services/ProtectedSites/MapServer/WMSServer?REQUEST=GetMap&SERVICE=WMS&LAYERS=6&VERSION=1.3.0&FORMAT=image/png&CRS=CRS:84&BBOX=-8.117,54.283,-5.834,56.416&WIDTH=1000&HEIGHT=1000&STYLES=default
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-7.1166, 55.2833],[-7.1166, 55.4166], [-6.8333, 55.4166], [-6.8333, 55.2833], [-7.1166, 55.2833]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-1", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-50"}
Provenance information Data for protected zone generated from Fisheries Bulletin report into Greencastle Codling fishery.
Period of time covered (begin) 2003-04-01