Scottish Inshore Fishery Groups (April 2016 onwards)

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Title
Scottish Inshore Fishery Groups (April 2016 onwards)
Date ( Publication )
Identifier
Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_1197

Abstract
Regional Inshore Fisheries Groups (RIFGs) are bodies that aim to improve the management of Scotland's inshore fisheries (out to six nautical miles) and to give commercial inshore fishermen a strong voice in wider marine management developments. Originally six pilot IFGs were established in 2009 (covering the Outer Hebrides, the Clyde, the south east of Scotland, the north west, small isles and Mull, and Moray Firth) and each developed an inshore fisheries management plan for its area. This was followed in 2013 by six Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFGs) covering all of the Scottish coast (except Shetland which has its own management arrangements). The West Coast and North & East Coast RIFGs were established in April 2016 and replace the four IFGs that formerly covered the Scottish mainland coast. This layer shows the RIFG network, which includes the West Coast, North & East Coast and Outer Hebrides RIFGs, along with the Orkney Management Group and Shetland Shellfish Management Organisation.

Point of contact

Scottish Government
Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road
Aberdeen
AB11 9DB
United Kingdom

Custodian

Scottish Government
Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Vcitoria Road
Aberdeen
AB11 9DB
United Kingdom
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SeaDataNet Agreed Parameter Groups
  • Fisheries
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Area management/restriction/regulation zones and reporting units
otherRestrictions
Other constraints
no limitations to public access
Use limitation
Open Government Licence
Use limitation
The following attribution statement must be used: Contains information from Scottish Government (Marine Scotland) licensed under the Open Government Licence v3.0.
Distance
50
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Topic category
  • Boundaries
  • Environment
  • Oceans
Geographic identifier
SCT

Title
ISO3166-2
Date ( Publication )

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Reference system identifier
OGP / WGS84

Distribution format
  • OGC:WMC ( 1.3.0 )

dataset
Statement
Created by MS GIS team. Inshore Fisheries Groups (IFGs) areas are derived from the areas defined in the Scottish Marine Regions Order, converted from British National Grid to WGS 1984 using EPSG:1314 transformation, clipped to 6nm from baseline using limits provided by UK Hydrographic Office then coastline erased using Ordnance Survey Meridian 2 coastline (available under OS Open Data Licence).

gmd:MD_Metadata

File identifier
Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_1197 metadataInXML
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Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2