Fisheries Sensitivity Maps

What is it: 

The Fisheries Sensitivity layers have been generated to identify the probability of presence of high abundances of 0-group fish (fish in the first year of their life) in Scottish waters. 13 species are covered by these layers. The work is explained in the Scottish Marine and Freshwater Science Vol 5 No 10 report 'Updating Fisheries Sensitivity Maps in British Waters' (see link in 'Data Sources' tab below).

These layers serve as an update of the existing (Coull et al., 1998) fish nursery maps also available on NMPi. The Coull et al., (1998) maps have been used for more than a decade to ensure that appropriate protection is afforded to sensitive areas from disturbance. These maps provided descriptions of spawning - where fish congregate to spawn - and "nursery areas" - areas where aggregations of juvenile fish can be found.

Zoom restricted as the model used to create the 2014 layers was designed for use at a regional level and above.

Date of data: 2014; Coull et al., (1998)

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Fisheries sensitivity map - Copyright © Marine Scotland

Links and Resources

Map Type Click title for metadata and licence informationsort descending Date of data View Map
NMPi Mackerel - spawning grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Nephrops - nursery grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Nephrops - spawning grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Norway Pout - Modelled probability of year 0 group (restricted zoom) 2014-12-19 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Norway Pout - nursery grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Norway Pout- spawning grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Plaice - Modelled probability of year 0 group (restricted zoom) 2014-12-19 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Plaice - nursery grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Plaice - spawning grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Saithe - nursery grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Saithe - spawning grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Sandeel - nursery grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Sandeel - spawning grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Sprat - Modelled probability of year 0 group (restricted zoom) 2014-12-19 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Sprat - nursery grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Sprat - spawning grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Whiting - spawning grounds - North Sea (Gonzalez-Irusta and Wright 2017) 2017-07-05 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Whiting - Modelled probability of year 0 group (restricted zoom) 2014-12-19 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Whiting - nursery grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi
NMPi Whiting - spawning grounds (Coull et al 1998) 1998-08-01 Access this map on NMPi

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