Technical Service - OSPAR request on the production of spatial data layers of fishing intensity/pressure
ICES Secretariat has collected relevant VMS and logbook data to produce, as a technical service to OSPAR, updated spatial data layers on fishing intensity/pressure within regions II and III of of the OSPAR maritime area. As this technical service follows on from previous years’ advice and technical services, significant time efficiency was achieved by automating the VMS/logbook process. Improved data quality control checks were implemented. Data submitted from across the OSPAR area have improved in both quality and coverage. Standardized methods were used to produce the requested data layers. Surface and subsurface abrasion maps for all gears used in the OSPAR area in 2017 are presented in the Annex. A link is provided for all requested data layers.
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