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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: Marine finfish aquaculture


Resource Identification Information

Abstract
              The database on marine finfish aquaculture in the EU was created in 2015 by AND-International for the European Marine Observation and Data Network (EMODnet). The dataset includes both at sea and inland facilities related to the farming of marine finfish, where data are available. It is the result of the aggregation and harmonization of datasets provided by national sources from all across the EU (plus Norway). It is updated every year, and is available for viewing and download on EMODnet - Human Activities web portal (www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu). The database contains points representing marine finfish aquaculture facilities in the following countries: Cyprus, Denmark, Finland, Greece, Ireland, Malta, Norway, Spain and the United Kingdom. Each point has the following attributes (where available): status (active, inactive), country, owner name, farm type (Salmon, Salmon-Trout, Trout, Seabass-Seabream, Flatfish, Tuna, Other specialised farm, Diversified farm), production method (Sea cages, Saltwater tanks/raceways, Saltwater ponds, Saltwater closed (recirculation), Quarantine, Other), production stage (Grow out for human consumption, Hatchery, Nursery, Broodstock, Reproduction, Restoration of wild stock, Put and take fisheries, Processing facility, Slaughtering facility, Other), purpose (Commercial, Research, Education, Display, Other), species detailed (English translation of the information provided on species grown in the source), a series of Yes/No fields allowing filters by species (cod, eel, halibut, lumpfish, salmon, seabass, seabream, sole, trout, tuna, turbot, other), point information (Polygon centroid, Original) depending on how the information is provided in the source (polygons or points), site_id,  distance to coast (metres), position from coastline (At sea, within the coastline). The farm type relies on a typology established by AND-International, based on available information on species grown. The distance to coast (EEA coastline shapefile) has been calculated using the original data map projections, where available. In the other cases it was used the UTM WGS84 Zone projected coordinate system where data fall in. Compared with the previous version this new version has been not only updated but was also reviewed (dataset schema and attributes values), in order to add information on production methods, production stages and purposes and to provide a more useful typology based on species grown. Land-based facilities were not included in the previous version and have been added in this new version. Data from Malta has also been added.
            
Citation
TitleEMODnet Human Activities: Marine finfish aquaculture
Revision date2019-01-04
Creation date2015-07-27

Themes or categories of the resourcefarming

Descriptive keywords 
Keywords
Nil reason
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0
Revision date2012-07-20

Descriptive keywords 
Keywords
Nil reason
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Concepts, version 2.4
Publication date2010-01-13

Descriptive keywords 
Keywords
Nil reason
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Groups, version 2.4
Publication date2010-01-13

Descriptive keywords 
Keywords
Nil reason
Thesaurus
TitleGEMET - Themes, version 2.4
Publication date2010-01-13

Descriptive keywords 
Keywords
Nil reason
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.
                    
Spatial representation typevector

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 nameMinistry of Agriculture and Forestry - Finland
Point of contact -
Organization's nameEnvironment and Resources Authority - Malta
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressinfo@era.org.mt

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameMinistry of Agriculture, Rural Development and Environment - Department of aquaculture - Cyprus
Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameFiskeridirektoratet - Norway
Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameDepartment of Agriculture Food and the Marine - Ireland
Contact information
Address
e-mail addressAyesha.Power@marine.ie
e-mail addressJohn.Weldon@agriculture.gov.ie

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

Point of contact - resourceProvider
Organization's nameMinistry of Food, Agriculture and Fisheries of Denmark - Denmark
Point of contact -
Organization's nameJACUMAR (Ministerio de Agricultura, Alimentaci�n y Pesca - Spain
Contact information
Address
e-mail addresssecjacumar@mapama.es

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

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Reference System Information - System1

Reference system identifier
ValueEPSG:4326

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Reference System Information - System2

Reference system identifier
ValueISO 19108 calendar

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Data Quality Information

Scope of quality information
Resource leveldataset

Lineage
Lineage statement
                    Data were retrieved from 9 different countries. Data are missing for other EU MS. Statistics from the FAO show that the production from marine finfish aquaculture reaches a few thousand tonnes in Croatia, Italy and France (mainly seabass and seabream), as well as in Portugal (mainly flatfish) and Sweden (mainly trout). The production is marginal in the Netherlands, Romania and Slovenia and there is no marine finfish farming in other countries. Validation and quality assurance remain up to primary data sources, while harmonization is carried out by AND-International. For further information on validation and quality assurance, it is suggested that primary data sources are contacted. Generally speaking data are to be considered reliable, because they come from national sources officially in charge for their collection. Timeliness of the data however varies among countries. Data from Denmark,Norway and Scotland can be considered up-to-date at the end of 2018. Data from Cyprus, Greece and Ireland are updated annually and correspond to 2017 data. Data from Finland and Spain were provided in 2016.
                  
Data quality report - Domain consistency
Conformance test results
Test passed
Nil reasontemplate
Result explanationSee the referenced specification

Product specification
Date 2008-12-04

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Distribution Information

Format
Nameunknown
Versionunknown

Transfer options
Transfer size0

Online resource
Name of resourceEMODnet Human Activities
Online locationhttp://www.emodnet-humanactivities.eu
Function performeddownload
DescriptionEMODnet Human Activities aims to facilitate access to existing marine data on activities carried out in EU waters, by building a single entry point for geographic information on human uses of the ocean. The portal makes available information such as geographical position, spatial extent of a series of activities related to the sea, their temporal variation, time when data was provided, and attributes to indicate the intensity of each activity. The data are aggregated and presented so as to preserve personal privacy and commercially-sensitive information. The data also include a time interval so that historic as well as current activities can be included.

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Metadata Information

Last update2019-01-04

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 setutf8

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

Metadata identifierEmodnet_HA_Aquaculture_Marine_Finfish_20190104

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