Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and fishing sightings data : EIR release

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

FOI reference: FOI/19/00045
Date received: 7 January 2019
Date responded: 11 January 2019

Information requested

Please provide Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data for ICES rectangles 50E5, 50E6 and 49E6 over the entirety of 2017 and 2018, 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

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


I enclose a copy of all the information requested.

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