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VMS data for ICES Rectangles 44E4,45E3 and 45E4: EIR release

Published: 21 Feb 2018

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

FOI reference: FOI/18/00051
Date received: 9 January 2018
Date responded: 10 January 2018

Information requested

The VMS and sightings fishing data for the following ICES Rectangles for years 2014 to the most recent data available e.g. (if possible) December 2017:

  • 44E4
  • 45E3
  • 45E4

The following fields would be very useful if available:

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


I enclose a copy of part of the information you requested in EXCEL format.

Due to the file size of the documents released in TXT format, copies can be provided on request by emailing, quoting the FOI reference number FOI/18/00051.

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21 Feb 2018
VMS data for ICES Rectangles 44E4,45E3 and 45E4: EIR release