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Data set name

Finfish Species Spawning and Nursery Areas around Ireland

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time period2009
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Atlantic Ocean, Celtic Sea, St. George's Channel and Irish Sea but mostly confined to the Biologically Sensitive Area off the south-west coast of Ireland.

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Fish behaviour

Description 
Summary

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.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/species-spawning-and-nursery-areas
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactDr. Colm Lordan (Team Leader)
Address

Marine Institute
Rinville
Oranmore
Co. Galway
H91 R673
Ireland

Telephone+353-91-387200
Facsimile+353-91-387201
Emaildatarequests@marine.ie
Administration 
Collating centreMarine Institute
Local identifierf0c32fd4-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1956
Last revised2017-12-04