Fishing Intensity - UK Fishing Intensity Associated with Oil and Gas Pipelines (2007-2015) – (All Gears; Demersal Trawls; Dredges; Nephrops Trawls)

What is it: 

The four layers provide information on the intensity of mobile fishing associated with oil and gas pipelines and cables.

  1. Fishing Intensity - UK Fishing Intensity Associated with Oil and Gas Pipelines (2007-2015) - All Gears
  2. Fishing Intensity - UK Fishing Intensity Associated with Oil and Gas Pipelines (2007-2015) - Demersal Trawls
  3. Fishing Intensity - UK Fishing Intensity Associated with Oil and Gas Pipelines (2007-2015) – Dredges
  4. Fishing Intensity - UK Fishing Intensity Associated with Oil and Gas Pipelines (2007-2015) - Nephrops Trawls

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 More Information below). 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 – see  link in ‘Additional Information’ tab below) using vessel position data extracted from the Vessel Monitoring System.

The legend shows the total number of fishing tracks from UK vessels in 1 km by 1 km squares along the length of each pipeline according to year.

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Fishing Intensity - UK Fishing Intensity Associated with Oil and Gas Pipelines (2007-2015) - All Gears © Marine Scotland