Ireland: La Tene maps prodce fisheries management chart –

Ireland: La Tene maps prodce fisheries management chart Published:  21 May, 2007

LA Tene Maps have delivered the 2nd edition of “Ireland – Fisheries Management” to Irish Sea Fisheries Board, Bord Iascaigh Mhara.

This chart is designed to cover on one sheet in graphical format most of the important Technical Conservation Measures, Quotas and Closures for waters of the Irish 200nm fishing zone, which change on an annual basis as a result of EU Regulations.

This chart was developed with National Development Programme assistance via the “Supporting Measures for Sea Fisheries Development Programme” as administered by BIM, and is a chart of the Irish 200nm fisheries zone surrounded by smaller maps and diagrams to illustrate various restrictions, closures, recovery areas or other regulations, including the Irish quota situation for 2007.

The main map shows the Irish 200nm zone and surrounding waters, including ICES Areas and Sub divisions. It also shows a catch reporting grid, major fishing ports, historical fishing rights in the UK 6-12 mile zone as well as the Biological Sensitive Area and the

Shetland Box.

Surrounding the main map are smaller maps on restrictions on fishing for Scallop, Crab, Norway Lobster and Mackerel/Herring. On the left hand side there are smaller maps on Cod, Hake, Haddock and Orange Roughy Boxes as well as maps covering Days at Sea Regulations, The

NEAFC Commission, The Regional Advisory Councils and Fishing Effort Zones. The map also has a range of charts on Mesh Sizes, Catch Composition and Technical Conservation Measures.

La Tene Maps Chief Executive Mr John Coleman speaking on the launch of the new map said: “This chart simplifies many of the EU Regulations applying to Fishing in the Irish sector. It is useful to

anyone who is working or interested in this continuously changing industry. The chart does not purport to be a legal interpretation and should be used in conjunction with the relevant EU legislation”.

The “Fisheries Management Chart – 2007” – is available free to all registered Irish Fishing vessel skippers. is published by Special Publications. Special Publications also publish FISHupdate magazine, Fish Farmer, the Fish Industry Yearbook, the Scottish Seafood Processors Federation Diary, the Fish Farmer Handbook and a range of wallplanners.