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General
Data set name

Northern Ireland caged fish farm monitoring (1989-)

Data holding centreNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1989 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

North Channel caged salmon farms

Observations 
Parameters

Fauna abundance per unit area of the bed; Seabed photography; Zoobenthos taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Underwater cameras

Description 
Summary

A visual assessment of the seabed beneath the two North Channel caged salmon farms is performed at six monthly intervals. Underwater photography using divers or remotely operated vehicles is used to provide evidence of the condition of the seabed and impact of farms' activities on the local benthic community.

OriginatorsNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
Availability 
OrganisationNorthern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactFreedom of Information Officer
Address

Northern Ireland Environment Agency, Water Management Unit
17 Antrim Road
Lisburn
County Antrim, Northern Island
BT28 3AL
United Kingdom

Telephone02890 546677
Emailehs-foi@doeni.gov.uk
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1073002
Global identifier803
Last revised2009-12-01