Species Spawning and Nursery Areas

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The spawning and nursery grounds of commercially important species in the area of the Irish Box, and in particular, hake, mackerel, horse mackerel, cod, herring, megrim, blue whiting, black belly angler monkfish, white belly angler monkfish and whiting. Assess whether the spawning and nursery grounds so described, especially for hake, coincide with the boundaries of the Irish Box, and if not, which criteria could be used for a new definition of such boundaries, and which would then be the description of such boundaries; Assess the Irish Box effort constraint in the context of other conservation measures adopted in the area, in particular the gear restriction in Regulation 494/2002. In particular, evaluate the relative importance of these measures, whether any results in terms of resource conservation can be attributed to them, their coherence in terms of boundaries and content, and whether they depend in their effectiveness one on another.

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Title Species Spawning and Nursery Areas
Description

The spawning and nursery grounds of commercially important species in the area of the Irish Box, and in particular, hake, mackerel, horse mackerel, cod, herring, megrim, blue whiting, black belly angler monkfish, white belly angler monkfish and whiting. Assess whether the spawning and nursery grounds so described, especially for hake, coincide with the boundaries of the Irish Box, and if not, which criteria could be used for a new definition of such boundaries, and which would then be the description of such boundaries; Assess the Irish Box effort constraint in the context of other conservation measures adopted in the area, in particular the gear restriction in Regulation 494/2002. In particular, evaluate the relative importance of these measures, whether any results in terms of resource conservation can be attributed to them, their coherence in terms of boundaries and content, and whether they depend in their effectiveness one on another.

Contact Point name: Fisheries Ecosystem Advisory Servies
email: datarequests@marine.ie
phone: +353-91-387200
Keywords atlantic cod, atlantic ocean, biology, blue whiting, boarfish, celtic sea, environment, european plaice, fish, fish stock, fisheries management, fishery, fishery resource, geoscientificinformation, habitats and biotopes, haddock, hake, herring, horse mackerel, hydrosphere, irish sea and st. george's channel, life science, mackerel, megrim, monkfish, north atlantic ocean, north-east atlantic ocean, nuersery grounds, nursery, oceans, spawning, spawning grounds
Theme Environment
Publisher Marine Institute
Issue Date 0:0 31/12/2009
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 10:53 6/5/2016
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 http://www.opengis.net/def/crs/EPSG/0/4326
Spatial Resolution 50000