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Data set name

Greencastle Codling Protected Area Co. Donegal Ireland

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodFrom 2003 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Malin Head; Greencastle; Co. Donegal; Ireland

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Fish and shellfish catch statistics; Fish behaviour

Instruments

Plankton nets; pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

Designated protected site boundary providing for the seasonal closure of the traditional cod fishing grounds off Greencastle, Co. Donegal in the North Atlantic Ocean. The protected site is located to the north of Malin Head, the most northerly point on the island of Ireland. The protected site was established and fishing in the area closed in 2003 and 2004 under statutory instruments. Implementation of the closed area based on catch data statistics from this area known as the Cape. The protected site was designated to support codling stocks. Statutory instrument implemented under SI No. 431 of 2003 by the Irish Government in agreement with local fishermen. As of 2017 local fishermen are still not fishing within the designated area. Boundary area complete for the protected site designation.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
Data web sitehttps://data.gov.ie/dataset/greencastle-codling-protected-area
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactMacdara O'Cuaig (Scientific and Technical Officer)
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 identifierf0c356c0-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1975
Last revised2017-12-04