Utility and government services - UK fishing intensity associated with oil and gas pipelines (2007-2015)

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Title
Utility and government services - UK fishing intensity associated with oil and gas pipelines (2007-2015)
Date ( Publication )
Identifier
Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_1972

Abstract
The layers provide information on the intensity of mobile fishing associated with Oil and Gas pipelines and cables. Each layer was created by calculating the total number of fishing tracks in 1 km by 1 km squares along the length of each pipeline for four gear categories (see Rouse et al 2017). Fishing tracks were recreated for UK vessels greater than 15 m in length between 2007-2015 operating mobile demersal gear (otter trawls, pair trawls, beam trawlers and dredges) using vessel position data extracted from the Vessel Monitoring System. The layers can be used to aid the pipeline decommissioning process, including assessing the potential impacts and risks of different decommissioning options to commercial fisheries and informing the frequency of post-decommissioning monitoring according to level of fisheries interaction. The layers can also inform risk modelling for operational pipelines.

Point of contact

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

Originator

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

Custodian

Marine Scotland
Marine Scotland Science, Marine Laboratory, 375 Victoria Road
Aberdeen
AB11 9DB
United Kingdom
unknown
Keywords
  • Marine Environmental Data and Information Network
SeaDatanet Parameter Disciplines
  • Environment
SeaDataNet Agreed Parameter Groups
  • FishFisheries
BODC Parameter Discovery Vocabulary
  • Man-made structures
GEMET - INSPIRE themes, version 1.0 ( Theme )
  • Utility and governmental services
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.
Use limitation
Not for navigation
Distance
1000
eng
Topic category
  • Biota
  • Environment
  • Oceans
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S
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W
Geographic identifier
The entire body of water between the bed and the atmosphere.

Title
SeaDataNet vertical extent keywords
Date ( Revision )

2016-04-01 2017-03-31
Supplemental Information
Sally Rouse, Andronikos Kafas, Rui Catarino, Hayes Peter, Handling editor: Steven Degraer; Commercial fisheries interactions with oil and gas pipelines in the North Sea: considerations for decommissioning. ICES J Mar Sci 2017 fsx121. doi: 10.1093/icesjms/fsx121
Reference system identifier
OGP / WGS84

Distribution format
  • ()

Medium note
GIS - - Shapefiles
dataset
Statement

The layers were created following the methodology of Rouse et al. (2017) ‘Commercial fisheries interactions with North Sea pipelines: considerations for decommissioning’ ICES Journal of Marine Science ( https://academic.oup.com/icesjms/article/3972175/Commercial-fisheries-interactions-with-oil-and-gas ). VMS position data were filtered by speed to distinguish fishing from steaming points. Fishing points were interpolated into tracks, accounting for the speed and heading of the vessel, to obtain a greater spatial resolution of fishing activity. Each pipeline was divided into 1 km sections. The total number of fishing tracks, extending 500 m either side of the pipeline, was calculated for each 1 km section according to four gear categories: dredging, nephrops (otter and pair trawls), demersal (otter, pair and beam trawls), and all mobile demersal gear.

gmd:MD_Metadata

File identifier
Marine_Scotland_FishDAC_1972 metadataInXML
engdataset
Date stamp
Metadata standard name
UK GEMINI
Metadata standard version
2.2