Greencastle Codling Protected Area

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Environment

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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Title Greencastle Codling Protected Area
Description

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.

Contact Point name: Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services
email: datarequests@marine.ie
phone: +353-91-387200
Keywords atlantic cod, atlantic ocean, biology, cod, conservation of species, donegal, environment, environmental conservation, fish, fisheries management, fishery resource, gadus morhua, geoscientificinformation, greencastle, hydrosphere, ireland, life science, malin head, north atlantic ocean, north-east atlantic ocean, oceans, protected sites
Theme Environment
Publisher Marine Institute
Issue Date 01 Apr 2003
Conforms To 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.
Last Modification Date 13 Dec 2017
Publication Frequency not planned
Language eng
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 North: 55.4166, South: 55.2833, East: -6.8333, West: -7.1166
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -50, Max value: -1
Lineage Data for protected zone generated from Fisheries Bulletin report into Greencastle Codling fishery.
Temporal Extent From: 2003-04-01 00:00, To: n/a
Spatial Reference System https://epsg.io/4326
Spatial Resolution 50000