Species Dashboard.


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The web application provides free access to the fisheries data with the focus on biological parameters. It allows exploring the length, weight, and age of commercial species caught around Ireland, as well as effects of age, sex, area, and gear on the species under consideration.

Sea Basin(s): 
Application in MSP: 
Unknown effect
Type of Issue: 
Type of practice: 
Stage of MSP cycle: 
Analyse spatial aspects
Cross-border / trans-national aspect: 
Coherence with other processes: 
Common Fisheries Policy
Integrated Coastal Zone Management

Questions this practice may help answer:

  • What data on the fisheries biology is currently available?

Implementation Context:

The application is developed by the Marine Institute (Ireland) within the framework of the project "Informatics in Support of Ecosystem Based Fisheries Management - Phase 1".

Aspects / Objectives:

The Species Dashboard allows public access to the data on fisheries biology with the focus on the Irish waters.

Main Outputs / Results:

The application provides information on the following parameters:

  • Fishing grounds
  • Irish ports
  • Types of gear
  • Nationality of a vessel
  • Fish ageing

The maps illustrate the data, while an independent tab provides information on the fish species (i.e. biological data, age, distribution).


Although the web application is developed for the Irish sea, the model can be applied to other marine regions.

Responsible Entity:

Marine Institute EMFF 2014-2020

Funding Source:

This Spacies Dashboard is funded by the Irish Government and the European Union through the European Maritime and Fisheries Fund.