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General
Data set name

Fisheries Biologically Sensitive Area North Atlantic

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period2003
OngoingNo
Geographical area

West and south-west coasts of Ireland.

Observations 
Parameters

Fish abundance in water bodies

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets; demersal trawl nets

Description 
Summary

In 2003 the EU Commission established a "Biologically Sensitive Area (BSA)" off the south west of Ireland and the area is shown on the map associated with the dataset. (Council Regulation (EC) No 1954/2003). In 2003, the EU also established a specific fishing effort regime inside the BSA and outside the BSA for demersal fishing vessels as well as scallop and crab fisheries (ie. different fishing effort regulations apply inside and outside of the box). The Regulation sets the maximum annual fishing effort for each Member State and for each area and fishery defined

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttp://www.isde.ie/#/8d43a523-ac83-4e48-b951-d27b268911b2
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilitySeaDataNet licence
ContactTrevor Alcorn (Scientific and Technical Officer)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville Oranmore
Co. Galway


Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierBiologicallySensitiveArea
Global identifier5740
Last revised2015-09-14