Inshore Fishing - Shetland - Important Shellfish Creeling Grounds (NAFC) - July 2013

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This layer shows locations within Shetland important for shellfish creeling, as plotted in the Shetland Marine Spatial Plan. Locally compiled and validated dataset. Data supplied from two sources: interviews with Shetland fishermen, where fishing grounds were drawn on maps; and predictive mapping (contracted to Envision Mapping Ltd). The contractor created a broadscale seabed habitat (with biotope codes) and then cross-referenced with shellfish preference information to show the likelihood of the habitat distribution. These areas were validated by local fishermen. Data set may be incomplete. Consultation with fishermen / SFA is strongly advised

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