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VMS and sightings fishing data: EIR release

Published: 6 Dec 2017

Information request and response under the Environmental Information (Scotland) Regulations 2004.

FOI reference: FOI/17/02868
Date received: 27 November 2017
Date responded: 27 November 2017

Information requested

I was wondering if I could please make a request for the VMS and sightings fishing data for the following ICES Rectangles for years 2014 to the most recent data available e.g. October 2017:

  • 43E8
  • 44E8
  • 44E9
  • 44F0
  • 45E9
  • 45F0
  • 45F1
  • 46F1

The following fields would be very useful if available:

  • Gear type
  • Nationality
  • Length
  • Tonnage
  • Activity
  • Speed


I enclose a copy of all of the information you requested in CSV and EXCEL formats

Due to the file size of the documents released, copies of VMS data- Anatec can be provided on request by emailing, quoting the FOI reference number FOI/17/02025.

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6 Dec 2017
VMS and sightings fishing data: EIR release