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Finfish Production

This facility provides free access to GIS data on European finfish production. View the finfish production data on an interactive map of Europe and search finfish production sites and locations. Alternatively, download Esri compatible GIS files (Geodatabase or Shapefile). Datasets are also available via OGC compliant web feature service (WFS) or web map services (WMS). The metadata featured here can be downloaded as XML.

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Metadata format: ISO 19139

EMODnet Human Activities: Finfish farming sites


Resource Identification Information

Abstract
              The dataset provides information about the location of seawater finfish farms in the EU and partner countries where data are available. There is an obligation for MS to inventory all authorized aquaculture sites under the Council Directive 2006/88/EC on animal health requirements. Despite this obligation, the availability of data varies significantly among MS from no data available at all to a complete regularly updated dataset (e.g.in Scotland). Most MS with only a marginal finfish production are not able to provide a list with the geolacation of farms. In the main producer countries, there is usually a public list of authorized farms with geolocation data and sometimes information on the species. Data is provided here for Cyprus, Denmark, Greece, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Spain and the UK. There are no sea-based finfish farms in Belgium, Bulgaria, Latvia, Lithuania, the Netherlands and Poland. Data are still missing in other EU MS. In the last version from June 28 2017, data for Norway was added and the layer was updated with new attributes. Main species have been listed as Yes/No/n.a. attributes (Arctic Char, Cod, Halibut, Lumpfish, Meagre, Salmon, Seabass, Seabream, Trout, Tuna, Turbot, Wolffish, Wrasse and Other Species) and the detailed original description of species has been added in a separate attribute. Information on Production Stage (Grow out for Human consumption, Hatchery, Nursery, Reproduction, Brood stock, Other) has been added for Greece, Norway and partially for Spain. Information on purpose (Commercial, Research, Education, Display) has been added for Norway.   Status (Active, Application, Expired, Expired in Use, Inactive, Notice, Revised, Renewal) is provided for Ireland, Norway (only active farms) and the UK. Point information indicates if the data points correspond to the data provided by the Source ("Original") or if they have been estimated by the Emodnet team when Polygons were provided ("Polygon centroid", in Ireland only).
            
Citation
TitleEMODnet Human Activities: Finfish farming sites

Publication date
Revision date2017-07-06
Creation date2015-07-27

Themes or categories of the resourceutilitiesCommunication

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsAgricultural and aquaculture facilities
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Revision date2012-07-20

Descriptive keywords 
Keywordsfishery
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Concepts, version 2.4
Publication date2010-01-13

Descriptive keywords 
KeywordsAGRICULTURE, FORESTRY; ANIMAL HUSBANDRY; FISHERY
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Groups, version 2.4
Publication date2010-01-13

Descriptive keywords 
Keywordsfishery
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Themes, version 2.4
Publication date2010-01-13

Descriptive keywords 
Keywordsfish farming
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Concepts, version 3.1
Revision date2012-07-20

Dataset languageEnglish

Resource constraints
Constraints
Limitations of use
                      Re-use of content for commercial or non-commercial purposes is permitted free of charge, provided that the sources (both EMODnet - Human Activities, and primary sources) are acknowledged. EMODnet - Human Activities accepts no responsibility or liability whatsoever for the re-use of content accessible on its website.
                    
Resource constraints
Legal constraints
Access constraintsotherRestrictions

Spatial resolution
Dataset's scale
Scale denominator100000

Point of contact - author
Organization's nameAND-International
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressbruno.bordeau@and-international.com
e-mail addressseverine.renault@and-international.com

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameFiskeridirektoratet (Norway)
Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameBord Iascaigh Mhara (BIM)
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressdallaghan@bim.ie

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameMarine Institute Ireland
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressAyesha.Power@marine.ie

Point of contact -
Organization's nameGreek Ministry of Agriculture
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresssperdikaris@minagric.gr

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameMinistry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark
Point of contact -
Organization's nameMagrama (Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentacion y Medio Ambiante - Spain)
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressmgonzalezm@magrama.es

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameScotland Aquaculture
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressaquaweb.administrator@sepa.org.uk

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage
Lineage statement
                    The geodatabase for fish farming sites in the EU relies on the data collected by MS under the framework of Council Directive 2006/88/EC for animal health status ( http://ec.europa.eu/food/animal/liveanimals/aquaculture/register_aquaculture_establishments_en.htm).The harmonisation work involved the following steps:- Identify species when available, translate into English and homogenise into standard naming. Details provided in the datasets vary from detailed scientific names to national common names. The data provided here uses the following common names (Arctic Char, Cod, Halibut, Lumpfish, Meagre, Salmon, Seabass, Seabream, Trout, Tuna, Turbot, Wolffish and Wrasse). (1) Identify and eliminate duplicates: for the purpose of the Council Directive 2006/88/EC, several establisments may be registered for the same site. In that case, they are merged into one single record (each unit is identified by a name and its geographic coordinates); (2) Convert all data sets into the same reference system (WGS 84); (3) Calculate the distance to the coast and indicate whether the point is “at sea” or “within the coastline” (may happen in Estuaries and coastal wetlands for instance). Species are not provided for Greece (mainly seabass and seabream), for Finland (90% sea trout). Data are missing for Estonia, France, Germany, Italy, Portugal and Sweden. However fish farming is limited in those MS, except in Italy (significant production of seabass and seabream). According to available FAO, EU and national statistics, there is no finfish farming in other MS.
                  
Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
Result explanationSee the referenced specification

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Distribution Information

Format
Nameunknown
Versionunknown

Transfer options
Online resource
Online locationhttp://www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu

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Metadata Information

Last update2017-07-06

Metadata contact - pointOfContact
Organization's nameAND-International
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressbruno.bordeau@and-international.com
e-mail addressseverine.renault@and-international.com

Scope of the data described by the metadatadataset

Metadata languageEnglish
Metadata character setMD_CharacterSetCode_utf8

Name of the metadata standard usedISO19115
Version of the metadata standard2003/Cor.1:2006

Metadata identifierEmodnet_HA_Mariculture_Finfish_WGS84

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