Demersal mobile 2009-2013 amalgamated VMS intensity layer
This map layer has been supplied directly by Marine Scotland National Marine Plan interactive. You can obtain additional information about the layer on this page
The Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) provides information on the location and identity of all vessels greater than 15m in length. This layer shows the VMS data for all UK registered commercial fishing vessels (>15m length) fishing using mobile gear for Demersal species for the period 2009-2013. This provides an indication of the most intense areas for Demersal in Scottish waters. The values contained within the layer should not be taken as an absolute representation of amount of fishing vessels in a given area. Rather, the VMS values are a product of the statistical model used.