Average intensity (hours) of fishing using ICES VMS data sets

What is it: 

Marine Scotland has created aggregated data sets based on ICES data and clipped to Scottish continental shelf. Effort in hours was aggregated into total and average for the period 2009-2016 for three groups of fishing method: bottom trawls, dredges and crustaceans caught by bottom trawl (i.e. nephrops). These show as three MS Maps NMPi layers:

  1. Average intensity (hours) of fishing with bottom trawls 2009-2016 (ICES SR.2017.17)
  2. Average intensity (hours) of fishing with dredges 2009-2016 (ICES SR.2017.17)
  3. Average intensity (hours) of fishing for nephrops and crustaceans with bottom trawls 2009-2017 (ICES SR.2018.14), this layer is a sub set of layer 2 although has additional 2017 data.
This information page is part of the theme: 
Average intensity (hours) of fishing with bottom trawls 2009-2016 (ICES SR-2017-17) ©ICES / Marine Scotland