Inshore Fishing Atlas

This Atlas was initiated as part of Ireland's preparation for the Water Framework Directive (WFD) which, inter alia, required mapping the distribution of mobile fishing gears in coastal waters (inside 1 n mile outside the base lines). The Atlas subsequently expanded the geographical extent of the review out to 12 n miles. The Atlas is a collection of 1,885 polygons showing the distribution of fishing and fishery related activities. The Atlas demonstrates that the greatest range and intensity of fishing and related activities are undertaken in the internal waters of the State and up to 12 nautical miles. Please read lineage statement for details on the quality associated with the data provided.

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Geographic Extent
West Bound Longitude: -10.475
East Bound Longitude: -6.013
South Bound Latitude: 51.446
North Bound Latitude: 55.380
Time Extent
Begin Date: 01/01/2005
End Date: 07/09/2006