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VMS/sightings fishing data for ICES Rectangle 38E6: EIR release

Published: 22 Jan 2018

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

22 Jan 2018
VMS/sightings fishing data for ICES Rectangle 38E6: EIR release

FOI reference: FOI/18/00108
Date received: 16 January 2018
Date responded: 16 January 2018

Information requested

The following request is associated with this response: I was wondering if I could please make a request for the VMS and sightings fishing data for ICES Rectangle 38E6 for years 2014 to 2017.

The following is treated as a separate EIR request – see email referencing FoI/18/00107:

I have also made a previous request (FoI/17/02868) and was wondering if I could possibly add to that data set by requesting November and December 2017 for the same rectangles (given below).

  • 43E8
  • 44E8
  • 44E9
  • 44F0
  • 45E9
  • 45F0
  • 45F1
  • 46F1

The following fields would be very useful if available:

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

If there is any way to get this as soon as possible that would be extremely helpful. Thanks very much for all your help.


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

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FOI-18-00108 VMS data.pdf

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FOI-1800108 VMS data - part 2.pdf

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