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Inshore Fisheries Atlas of Ireland 2006

Data holding centreMarine Institute
CountryIreland  Ireland
Time periodAn atlas of fishing and related activities in Ireland’s territorial sea and internal marine waters using fishers and scientific data between 2001 and 2006
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Irish Internal Waters; Irish Territorial Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Date and time; Fish behaviour; Fishery characterisation

Instruments

Observers

Description 
Summary

Atlas of fishing and some related activities in Ireland’s territorial sea and internal marine waters with observations concerning their spatial planning. The Atlas is composed of 1,885 polygons, component parts of an Esri open data format known as a shapefile. The inshore atlas covers the Irish Territorial Sea up to 12 nautical miles from the baseline around the coastline of the Republic of Ireland. Data were collected from a variety of sources on the current extent of inshore fishing and associated activities from fishers and individuals involved in marine fisheries research and management between 2001 and 2006. Some data were gleaned from reports in the grey literature (e.g. Crummy, 2001). One of the CLAMS series of reports on fishing activities inside the baselines provided appropriate data on Lough Swilly (CLAMS, 2001). This Atlas was initiated as part of Ireland’s preparation for the Water Framework Directive (WFD) which, inter alia, required mapping the distribution of mobile fishing gears in coastal waters (inside 1 n mile outside the base lines). The atlas was produced by the Inshore Fisheries team within the Fisheries science section of the Marine Institute (Ireland). The atlas provides a complete picture of inshore fishing activities for 2006.

OriginatorsMarine Institute
References

Edward Fahy (2008) An atlas of fishing and some related activities in Ireland’s territorial sea and internal marine waters with observations concerning their spatial planning. , Eugene Nixon

Data web sitehttps://www.marine.ie/Home/marine-institute-request-digital-data
Availability 
OrganisationMarine Institute
AvailabilityLicence
ContactOliver Tully (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 identifierf0c32fe3-4c5c-11df-9879-0800200c9a66
Global identifier1990
Last revised2017-12-04