Species Spawning and Nursery Areas

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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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Theme Environment
Date dataset released 2009-12-31
Date dataset updated 2017-12-18
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/4.0/', 'license', 'https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/', 'license']
Update frequency Never
Language English
Geographic coverage in GeoJSON format {"type":"Polygon","coordinates":[[[-12.0, 49.5],[-12.0, 55.5], [-4.5, 55.5], [-4.5, 49.5], [-12.0, 49.5]]]}
Spatial Reference Systems (SRS) WGS 84 (EPSG:4326)
Vertical Extent {"maxVerticalExtent": "-1", "verticalDomainName": "sea level", "minVerticalExtent": "-4000"}
Provenance information Data created for a Working Document on the assessment of the "Irish Box" in the context of the Western Waters Regime.
Period of time covered (begin) 2009-03-01
Period of time covered (end) 2009-12-31