vessel monitoring system

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MARINE POLICY, 117. 

Maritime Spatial Planning (MSP) has become of key interest in many countries around the world in the last decade, leading to an increased need to inform the historical spatial and temporal footprint of maritime activities.

Marine Policy

The study provides a methodology to define fisheries in the context of MSP using Vessel Monitoring System (VMS) data from fishing vessels to determine fishing efforts and establish ‘Principal’ fishing areas.