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Friday, 26 October 2018

Cefas Inshore Fishing Activity Intensity data tool. (2010-2012)

Fishing activity intensity within 12 nm of the English and Welsh coast. Derived from sightings data from Cornwall, Cumbria, Devon & Severn, Southern, Sussex, Kent & Essex, Eastern, North Eastern, North Western and Northumberland Inshore Fisheries & Conservation Authorities (IFCA), and sightings data provided by the Marine Management Organisation (MMO). 

The Cefas data page can be accessed here:

Data are presented by gear classes: mobile, static, dredging, trawling, potting, netting and lining & commercial angling. Data from 2010 and 2012 and gridded onto a 0.05 deg. in longitude and 0.025 deg. in latitude cells (approx. 5.5 by 5 km). 

For more details please see the Cefas report to Defra associated with this work: 


Which can be dowloaded here: Cefas report to Defra.

Cefas, UK, 2010-2012. ArcGIS layer showing Inshore Fishing Activity Intensity as determined from fishing vessel sightings.