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EMODnet Human Activities » Entries tagged with "Fisheries"

Use Case: HeraSpace

Use Case: HeraSpace

EMODnet exists because it serves a wide and ever-increasing user base. Each day, universities, research centres, public agencies, international organisations, NGOs, students and professionals download or access EMODnet data to improve their knowledge of our oceans. Among our users are also private companies from all over the world. Because EMODnet’s data are free and free of any restrictions, several companies have begun using our data to develop new products and services, thus saving costs and creating … Read entire article »

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Who watches over our limited small pelagics resources? EMODnet knows!

Who watches over our limited small pelagics resources? EMODnet knows!

Early in the 20th century, fish were plentiful and cheap, but were not managed in a way that would preserve stocks for future generations. Industrial fishing has made fish more scarce, smaller in size, and as a result, what was once easily and cheaply available, has today become more expensive. High prices and the potential disappearance of profitable industrial fisheries have triggered politicians and scientists to act in order to change the negative trend. The Advisory … Read entire article »

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Fishing for data – EMODnet and the oldest maritime activity

Fishing for data – EMODnet and the oldest maritime activity

Together with shipping, fishing is probably the maritime activity par excellence. There is evidence that humans have been harvesting food from the sea since the times of hunters-gatherers, who soon learned to also produce pots for cooking the fish they caught. Things have evolved since then, and whether carried out by large trawlers or small vessels, fishing is now a professional activity that makes a significant contribution to nutrition, as well as to economic growth, especially … Read entire article »

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The importance of unified co-management of cross-boundary fisheries

The importance of unified co-management of cross-boundary fisheries

Fish are incorrigible disrespecters of invisible boundaries, national and otherwise. In Europe there are few if any marine fisheries with stocks that do not overlap or seasonally cross any national maritime boundaries. As a result, fisheries in the Baltic, North, Mediterranean and other seas are all best managed not by individual nations but by international bodies. An example is the Baltic Sea cod fishery, for which the Baltic Sea Fisheries Commission (BSFC) was established by the … Read entire article »

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New monthly fish sales dataset

New monthly fish sales dataset

New monthly fish sales data has been released on EMODnet Human Activities. The GIS dataset originates from the data on monthly first sales of fish made available by the European Market for Fisheries and Aquaculture products (EUMOFA). The monthly fish sales data has been matched to fish ports (made available in DG MARE’s Master Data Register). Fish species have then been grouped into EUMOFA’s aggregations such as Commodity Groups (CG) and Main Commercial Species (MCS). For each fish species, the … Read entire article »

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The melting Arctic ice is awakening economic ambitions

The melting Arctic ice is awakening economic ambitions

The Arctic Ocean is the biggest marginal sea of ​​the Atlantic Ocean, with which it is connected via the narrow Greenland Sea between Greenland and Spitzbergen. Approximately 80% of the inflowing and outflowing water is exchanged via this deep-sea connection. A small portion of the Arctic water also flows southwards via the Labrador Current west of Greenland. The connection to the Pacific Ocean via the narrow and shallow Bering Strait contributes less than 20% to … Read entire article »

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New Datasets and Map Tools

New Datasets and Map Tools

EMODnet Human Activities now includes two new datasets: ‘Finfish’ and ‘Hydrocarbon Extraction – Active Licenses’. New map tools have also been released.   The finfish dataset provides information about the location of seawater finfish farms, including company, species and distance to shore. Data is provided for Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Finland, Spain and the UK. There are no sea-based finfish farms in Belgium, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Poland. There is a significant production in Italy … Read entire article »

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Two New Datasets

Two New Datasets

EMODnet Human Activities has grown to include two entirely new datasets: ‘fish catches’ and ‘telecom cables’.   ‘Fish catches’ is based on EUROSTAT’s data from the 1950s up to present day. Data is geo-referenced by FAO statistical area for fishery purposes. Quantities of each fish species caught in EU waters are available in TLW (tonnes live weight), by country of fishing and area of catch. In addition, fish species have been grouped by EUMOFA’s aggregation: Commodity Groups … Read entire article »

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