Vessel Monitoring System and fishing sightings data 2015-17: EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/01881
Date received: 10 July 2018
Date responded: 16 July 2018

Information requested

Please provide Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data for ICES rectangles 46E6 and 47E6 over the entirety of 2016 and 2017, including the following parameters: Record time/date,Vessel Nationality, Lat, Long, ICES Rectangle, Course and Speed. If at all possible, please also provide data on vessel size (length, tonnage), status (fishing or not) and fishing type (pelagic / trawling / potting etc). I understand that some of these parameters might not be available, so please just discount any that you are not able to provide from this request.

In addition, please provide fishing sightings data for the same area and timer period.


Please see attached documents as requested.

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FOI-18-01881 - Fishing surveillance data - Xodus.xlsx
FOI-18-01881 - VMS data - Xodus _Part1.pdf
FOI-18-01881 - VMS data - Xodus _Part2.pdf


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Central Enquiry Unit
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrew's House
Regent Road

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