Please note that this version of the data is deprecated. The original resource is avaialble on request, but it is strongly recommended to use the updated version of this data where minor issued in assigning operators to different polygons has been fixed. Further an open, machine readable csv version of the data is also avialble in the new verion which can be found on this site on doi: 10.7489/1972-2
Data and Resources
|Spatial / Geographical Coverage Location
2007-01-01 to 2015-12-31
English (United Kingdom)
UK Open Government Licence (OGL)
The ‘UK fishing intensity along pipelines’ data can be downloaded as an ESRI ArcGIS layer package containing a single shapefile. The layer contains the pipeline ID, pipeline operator and 40 fields relating to fishing intensity. Fields labelled ‘Dem’ show the number of fishing tracks from vessels operating demersal trawls according to year (2007 – 2015) and for all years combined. Fields labelled ‘Nep’ show the number of fishing tracks from vessels operating Nephrops trawls according to year and for all years. Fields labelled ‘Dredge’ show the number of fishing tracks from vessels operating dredges according to year and for all years. The ‘AllGear’ fields represent the total number of tracks from demersal, Nephrops and dredge vessels combined according to year and for all years. It is recommended that users conduct initial data exploration using the ‘AllGears’ field to identify pipeline sections that are associated with fishing activity. The symbology of the layer can then be changed using the remaining fishing fields to identify the type of fishing in the area and temporal variability in fisheries interactions with pipeline sections.
|Public Access Level