ICES member countries provide Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) and logbook data which are used and analysed by the Working Group on Spatial Fisheries Data (WGSFD) to describe fishing distribution and consider its ecological footprint.
WGSFDGOV will support the ICES Secretariat, ICES Data Centre, and WGSFD so that the following aims can be achieved:
of fishing effort extent of vessels using beam trawls to target demersal fish.
C-squares containing fewer than three vessels are shaded yellow, and containing
three or more vessels, purple (WGSFD 2019 Report, click on the image for report).