Species Spawning and Nursery Areas

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Environment

This dataset includes the finfish spawning and nursery grounds of commercially important species in the area of the Irish Biologically Sensitive Area and environs, and in particular, hake, mackerel, horse mackerel, cod, herring, megrim, blue whiting, black belly angler monkfish, white belly angler monkfish and whiting. Spawning grounds are areas where finfish leave their eggs for fertilisation. Nursery grounds are areas where young fish grow and mature. Geographic coverage of these grounds include the North Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, Saint George's Channel and Celtic Sea around Ireland but mostly within the Biologically Sensitive Area (BSA) off the south-west coast of Ireland. Data collected for the spawning and nursery grounds was for the period 2004-2009. Data collected using latest fisheries science knowledge and information. Data provided by the Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services section of the Marine Institute (Ireland). Data completed for the BSA area surveyed.

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Title Species Spawning and Nursery Areas
Description

This dataset includes the finfish spawning and nursery grounds of commercially important species in the area of the Irish Biologically Sensitive Area and environs, and in particular, hake, mackerel, horse mackerel, cod, herring, megrim, blue whiting, black belly angler monkfish, white belly angler monkfish and whiting. Spawning grounds are areas where finfish leave their eggs for fertilisation. Nursery grounds are areas where young fish grow and mature. Geographic coverage of these grounds include the North Atlantic Ocean, Irish Sea, Saint George's Channel and Celtic Sea around Ireland but mostly within the Biologically Sensitive Area (BSA) off the south-west coast of Ireland. Data collected for the spawning and nursery grounds was for the period 2004-2009. Data collected using latest fisheries science knowledge and information. Data provided by the Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Services section of the Marine Institute (Ireland). Data completed for the BSA area surveyed.

Contact Point name: Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Servies
email: datarequests@marine.ie
phone: +353-91-387200
Keywords atlantic ocean, biology, celtic sea, environment, fish, fish stock, fisheries management, fishery, fishery resource, geoscientificinformation, habitats and biotopes, hydrosphere, irish sea and st. george's channel, life science, north atlantic ocean, north-east atlantic ocean, oceans
Theme Environment
Publisher Marine Institute
Issue Date 31 Dec 2009
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 18 Dec 2017
Publication Frequency not planned
Language eng
Landing Page None
Geographic Coverage North: 55.5, South: 49.5, East: -4.5, West: -12
Vertical Extent Domain name: sea level, Min value: -4000, Max value: -1
Lineage Data created for a Working Document on the assessment of the "Irish Box" in the context of the Western Waters Regime.
Temporal Extent From: 2009-03-01 06:00, To: 2009-12-31 00:00
Spatial Reference System https://epsg.io/4326
Spatial Resolution 50000