Utility and government services - UK fishing intensity associated with oil and gas pipelines (2007-2015)

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Responsible Party: Marine Scotland (pointOfContact, originator, custodian)

Towns & Cities

The layers provide information on the intensity of mobile fishing associated with Oil and Gas pipelines and cables. Each layer was created by calculating the total number of fishing tracks in 1 km by 1 km squares along the length of each pipeline for four gear categories (see Rouse et al 2017). Fishing tracks were recreated for UK vessels greater than 15 m in length between 2007-2015 operating mobile demersal gear (otter trawls, pair trawls, beam trawlers and dredges) using vessel position data extracted from the Vessel Monitoring System.

The layers can be used to aid the pipeline decommissioning process, including assessing the potential impacts and risks of different decommissioning options to commercial fisheries and informing the frequency of post-decommissioning monitoring according to level of fisheries interaction. The layers can also inform risk modelling for operational pipelines.

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Dataset Extent

Latitude: 61.7315° to 47.8721°
Longitude: -13.886° to 9.22851°

Data Resources (5)

ICES Journal of Marine Science: ICES J Mar Sci fsx121
Download data via WFS as zipped shapefile on WGS1984 datum. (Each year is a separate polygon)
Marine Scotland Data DOI

Additional Links (2)

Source GEMINI2 record
Source GEMINI2 record (formatted)

Additional Information

Added to data.gov.uk 19/07/2017
Theme Towns & Cities
Temporal coverage 1/4/2016 - 31/3/2017
Harvest URL https://www.spatialdata.gov.scot/geonetwork/srv/eng/csw
Harvest date 17/08/2017 21:01
Metadata date 17/8/2017
Harvest GUID Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_1972
Extent Latitude: 61.73153° to 47.87214°
Longitude: -13.88672° to 9.228516°
Spatial reference system WGS84
Dataset reference date 19/7/2017 (publication)
Frequency of update unknown
Responsible party Marine Scotland (pointOfContact, originator, custodian)
Access constraints no limitations to public access
ISO19139 resource type dataset
Metadata language English
Themes (secondary) No value
Schema/Vocabulary No value
Code list No value
Service Level No value
Coupled Services (none)