During the drafting of the Polish MSP it turned out that in the fishing sector, the ICES reference grid squares were too big to use for the planning. Instead, the net profit of large fishing vessels was assessed to identify the most important fishing grounds and to map the results including the routes of the fleet. This exercise took half a year and was far cheaper than the normal assessments taking several years.
The draft Maritime Spatial Plan fo Polish Sea Areas, scale 1:200.000
Socio-Economic Marine Research Unit, NUI Galway, Ireland
The “Irelands Ocean Economy” series of reports have been produced the NUI Galway’s Socio-Economic Marine Research Institute and form part on an ongoing process of collection of subsequent analysis of marine socio-economic data.