Distribution of fishing activities around Shetland, anonymised fishing positions: EIR release

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

Information requested

To enable us to update maps of the distribution of fishing activities around Shetland in the Shetland islands Marine Spatial Plan we would appreciate it if you could provide us with the following data:

- anonymised VMS fishing ping positions (latitude. Longitude) for Scottish registered fishing boats;
- for ICES rectangles: 51E6, 51E7, 51E8, 51E9, 51F0, 51F1, 50E6, 50E7, 50E8, 50E9, 50F0, 50F1, 49E6, 49E7, 49E8, 49E9, 49F0, 49F1, 48E6, 48E7, 48E8, 48E9, 48F0, 48F1, 47E6, 47E7, 47E8, 47E9, 47F0, 47F1.

- by year, for the years 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 (if/when available);

- by fishing gear type; and

- by vessel size category.




I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested in TXT format.

Due to the size of the files we are unable to upload the documents referred to above.
If you wish to consider, please contact us at the address below and we will be happy to provide.

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Please quote the FOI reference
Central Enquiry Unit
Email: ceu@gov.scot
Phone: 0300 244 4000

The Scottish Government
St Andrews House
Regent Road

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