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MAFCONS Report Summary

Project ID: Q5RS-2002-00856
Funded under: FP5-LIFE QUALITY
Country: United Kingdom

International landings and effort database

This database contains files for international fish landings and fishing effort for the North Sea, contributed by all MAFCONS partners participating in their International Bottom Trawl Surveys (IBTS) (England, Wales, Northern Ireland, Scotland, Germany, Netherlands and Norway) including data on vessels from other countries landing into partner countries. The data is accumulated by gear, year (1997 to 2004 incl.) and ICES rectangle (and by species with respect to landings). Data is included for six gear categories: otter trawl directed at fish for human consumption; otter trawl directed at Nephrops; otter trawl directed at other invertebrates; industrial otter trawl; beam trawl; and seine gear. Data is included for seven species: cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, plaice, sole and Nephrops.

Once the MAFCONS consortium have made use of these data and been written up into a number of scientific papers, making the results available to a wider audience, the databases containing these data will be made available to the general public via our website.


John LANCASTER, (Project Co-ordinator)
Tel.: +44-01792-295451
Fax: +44-01792-295452
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