This dataset shows the average number of days per year of foreign vessel fishing activity in Scottish waters, displayed per ICES square. (Based on VMS positions received every two hours from EU vessels and every hour from third country vessels.)
Chapter 5: Productive
The annual Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics report is aggregated into districts, which reflect the area of responsibility of the local fishery office. This dataset shows the approximate location (point) of the ports and creeks within each district. The districts are for illustrative purposes only. This dataset aligns with the 2009, 2010, 2011 and 2012 reports only. Information was gathered from the Annual Scottish Sea Fisheries Statistics and the Marine Scotland FIN database. Location data was digitised based on Ordnance Survey OpenData and discussions with fishery offices.
The percentage of the population employed in the core marine sector varies significantly between local authorities. This layer shows core sector employment as a percentage of total employment for each local authority area for 2008.
Figures from Scottish Annual Business Statistics (SABS) and the Business Register and Employment Survey (BRES). SABS, sourced from the Annual Business Survey (ABS), allow detailed analysis of the structure and performance of businesses in Scotland. The BRES is the official source of employee and employment estimates by detailed geography and industry. Data are presented as core marine sector employment as a percentage of total employment. The core marine sector is defined as businesses whose operations are directly or indirectly dependent on the marine environment. It excludes oil and gas extraction.
The dataset show the direct employment in fishing, fish processing and aquaculture activities in 2012 by travel to work areas as a % of total employment in Scotland. There are places where non-coastal areas have some employment e.g. fish processing facilities.
This dataset was derived from data produced by Annual Business Inquiry (ABI) and Marine Scotland Sea Fisheries Statistics. The area polygons are derived from Travel-to-Work Areas (TTWA) and cannot shared without an OS licence.