Organisation: European Commission, Joint Research Centre
Point of contact: maurizio.gibin@ec.europa.eu

Title: AIS derived high resolution fishing effort layer for European trawlers of more than 15 meters long 2014-2015

Description

The high resolution fishing effort layer for European trawlers in the period 2014 -2015 was derived from around 150 million AIS positions reports from EU fishing vessels above 15 m of length, operating in FAO areas 27, 34 and 37, in the period between October 2014 and September 2015. Each AIS message provides the position of the vessel, its speed and a timestamp, at intervals of five minutes. These messages were classified as either related to fishing or to steaming through a classification algorithm based on the analysis of individual vessels’ speed profiles. This classification approach proved to be sufficiently robust in the case of trawlers, that represent the majority of vessels above 15 m of length.

The authors would like to thank MSSIS, courtesy of the Volpe Center of the U.S. Department of Transportation and the U.S. Navy, and MarineTraffic for providing the AIS data used in this study.

Contributors
Michele Vespe michele.vespe@ec.europa.eu
Fabrizio Natale fabrizio.natale@ec.europa.eu
Maurizio Gibin maurizio.gibin@ec.europa.eu 0000-0003-2352-9313
Alfredo Alessandrini alfredo.alessandrini@ec.europa.eu
Fabio Mazzarella 0000-0002-4791-557X
Giacomo Chato Osio giacomo-chato.osio@ec.europa.eu
Anton Paulrud anton.paulrud@pelagic.se 0000-0001-6748-7499
How to cite
Vespe, Michele; Natale, Fabrizio; Gibin, Maurizio; Alessandrini, Alfredo; Mazzarella, Fabio; Osio, Giacomo Chato; Paulrud, Anton (2016):  AIS derived high resolution fishing effort layer for European trawlers of more than 15 meters long 2014-2015. European Commission, Joint Research Centre (JRC) [Dataset] PID: http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-fad-ais1415
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Publications

  • publication Mapping EU fishing activities using ship tracking data

    Vespe M; Gibin M; Alessandrini A; Natale F; Mazzarella F; Osio G. Mapping EU fishing activities using ship tracking data. JOURNAL OF MAPS 12 (S1); 2016. p. 520-525. JRC98151

    DOI:10.1080/17445647.2016.1195299

  • publication Mapping Fishing Effort through AIS Data

    Natale F, Gibin M, Alessandrini A, Vespe M, Paulrud A. Mapping Fishing Effort through AIS Data. PLOS ONE 10 (6); 2015. p. e0130746. JRC92644

    DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0130746

Other resources

  • Blue Hub WebGIS - Public data

    The Blue Hub WebGIS for fisheries allows one to explore in great detail the intensity of fishing activity over all EU waters. After selection of a high intensity fishing area the tool shows the fishing coastal communities that relate to that area. Note that for confidentiality reasons, figures of dependency are presented only for ports with more than five vessels in the AIS data set. In the...

Additional information
Last modified 2016-01-01
Issue date 2016-01-01
Landing page https://bluehub.jrc.ec.europa.eu/webgis_fish/
Geographic area European Union
Temporal coverage

From: 2014-10-01 – To: 2015-09-30

Update frequency irregular
Language English
Data theme(s) Environment; Science and technology
EuroVoc domain(s) 36 SCIENCE; 52 ENVIRONMENT
Identifier http://data.europa.eu/89h/jrc-fad-ais1415

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