Register of Protected Areas - Shellfish Areas

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These are the shellfish polygons as delineated originally as the 14 shellfish production areas listed in the Irish Shellfish Regulations (S.I. 200 / 1994), and updated in 2009 to include polygons delineated in accordance with European Communities (Quality of Shellfish Waters) (Amendment) Regulations 2009.

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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2015-01-22
Date dataset updated 2018-09-10
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 {"no limitations","Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government",license,"Department of Housing, Planning and Local Government",license}
Update frequency Other
Language English
Landing Page http://gis.epa.ie/geoserver/EPA/wms?service=WMS&version=1.1.0&request=GetMap&layers=EPA:WFD_RPA_SHELLFISH&styles=&bbox=32973.799211234786,25089.64591707848,331512.1336972704,451299.036906017&width=537&height=768&srs=EPSG:29902&format=image%2Fpng
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-10.47472, 51.44555],[-10.47472, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 55.37999], [-6.01306, 51.44555], [-10.47472, 51.44555]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) TM65 / Irish Grid (EPSG:29902)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "1014", "verticalDomainName": "EPSG Projection 5731 - Malin Head height", "minVerticalExtent": "0"}
Provenance information Until 2009, the protected areas for economically significant aquatic species are comprised of the 14 shellfish production areas listed in the Irish Shellfish Regulations (S.I. 200 / 1994). The geographic extents of these areas were verified by Bord Iascaigh Mhara and added as polygons to the register of protected areas. S.I. No. 464/2009 European Communities (Quality of Shellfish Waters)(Amendment) (No. 2) Regulations 2009 and S.I. No. 55/2009 European Communities (Quality of Shellfish Waters) (Amendment) Regulations 2009 identified additional shellfish areas which were delineated by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government. The GIS polygons of these new areas were added to the register of protected areas in 2009. Many of the areas protected for shellfish extend beyond the existing coastal water boundaries. Spatial Accuracy: not measured Thematic Accuracy: The name of each shellfish area is as per the relevant legislation. Protected area codes are unique incremental numbers. Currency: the data was updated in 2009 as a result of new legislation issued in that year Logical Consistency: The dataset meets the topological requirements set out in Guidance Document number 22: Support for Reporting of RBMP, Guidance on reporting of spatial data. Provision of Shellfish Area designations by Department of Agriculture, Ireland in 2009. Coastal Water Bodies that intersect the Shellfish Areas were selected to form the Register of Protected Areas protected Coastal Water Bodies under the Shellfish Act.
Period of time covered (begin) 2010-06-17
Period of time covered (end) 2015-01-22

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