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VMS and sightings fishing data: EIR release

Published: 5 Dec 2017

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

5 Dec 2017
VMS and sightings fishing data: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/17/02883
Date received: 28 November 2017
Date responded: 4 December 2017

Information requested

"I was wondering if I can request the following VMS and sightings fishing data:

  • ICES Rectangles 43F0, 42F0 and 42F1 for 2014 to 2016
  • ICES Rectangles 43F0, 43F1, 42F0 and 42F1 for 2017 (only if possible)

If available, the following fields would be useful:

  • Gear type
  • Nationality
  • Length
  • Tonnage
  • Activity
  • Speed

We understand that some of the information may need to be redacted."


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested in CSV and EXCEL formats.

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