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Description: Department of Transport - An Roinn Iompair    

Irish Anglerfish and Megrim survey 2018 West, Southwest and South Coast

The Department of Transport, Tourism and Sport has been advised that the Marine Institute are carrying out the annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey (IAMS 2018). The survey will be carried out from 19th February to the 19th March 2018 to the West, Southwest and South coast of Ireland, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy (CFP) obligations. The IAMS is a demersal trawl and beam trawl survey consisting of approximately 85 otter trawls (60 minutes) and 25 beam trawls (30 minutes) in International Council for Exploration of the Sea (ICES) area 7b, 7c, 7g, 7h, 7j and 7k. The approximate location of these hauls is given in Figure 1 and Appendix 1. Fishing in 2018 will take place within a 3 nautical mile (nmi) radius of these indicative positions.

 

The purpose of this project is to carry out annual survey for relative annual abundance and distribution of Anglerfish and Megrim.  In addition, other species of national importance are sampled along with physical and chemical oceanographic parameters.

 

The survey will be conducted by the R.V. “Celtic Explorer” (Callsign: EIGB).  The vessel will display all appropriate lights and signals during the survey and will also be listening on VHF Channel 16 for CE18004. The vessel will be towing a Jackson demersal trawl or two four metre wide beam trawls during operations.

 

The Marine Institute would request that commercial fishing and other marine operators to keep a 3nmi area around the tow points clear of any gear or apparatus during the survey period outlined above. While there is no statutory provision for the loss of gear at sea, the MI will make every effort to avoid gear adequately marked according to legislation[1] that may be encountered in the notified areas.

 

In the event that an operator has static gear or other obstructions within 3nmi of the points listed above it is the responsibility of the owner to notify the survey managers or vessel directly. This should be communicated by identifying specifically which “Station” is of concern using the Appendix and contact details provided. It is not required to provide positional details of commercial operations beyond 4nmi of the survey points provided.

 

Fig 1. Map of IAMS 2018 survey stations labelled with station numbers.

 

Please contact:

Aodhan Fitzgerald, Marine Institute: 0872488765

 

All mariners are reminded of their responsibilities under the International Collision Regulations and are reminded of Marine Notice No. 17 of 2007, which gives general advice in relation to the activities of vessels engaged in survey work for hydrographic, seismic, fishing research and underwater operations.

 

The International Regulations for Prevention of Collisions at Sea (COLREGS) are implemented in Irish law by the Merchant Shipping (Collision Regulations) (Ships and Water Craft on the Water) Order 2012 [S.I. No. 507 of 2012], and the Signals of Distress (Ships) Rules 2012 [S.I. No.170 of 2012]See Marine Notice No. 06 of 2013.  These Statutory Instruments may be purchased by mail order from Government Publications, Office of Public Works, 52 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.  Tel: (01) 6476834/1890213434.  They are also available online at: www.irishstatutebook.ie.


Appendix 1: IGFS Survey Stations are located by the following coordinates:

 

Station

Gear

Longitude

Latitude

Decimal Longitude

Decimal Latitude

T71

Otter Trawl

13°37'49.733"W

52°59'27.371"E

-13.630481

52.990936

T72

Otter Trawl

10°10'53.011"W

49°8'42.129"E

-10.181392

49.145036

T73

Otter Trawl

9°10'13.166"W

48°10'53.774"E

-9.170324

48.181604

T74

Otter Trawl

8°17'57.559"W

50°8'22.418"E

-8.299322

50.139561

T75

Otter Trawl

11°32'1.315"W

54°0'6.288"E

-11.533699

54.001747

T76

Otter Trawl

11°5'14.268"W

52°59'40.758"E

-11.087297

52.994655

T77

Otter Trawl

9°51'1.398"W

50°2'41.41"E

-9.850388

50.044836

T78

Otter Trawl

11°46'38.227"W

52°3'32.256"E

-11.777285

52.058960

T79

Otter Trawl

12°33'42.006"W

53°53'40.606"E

-12.561668

53.894613

T80

Otter Trawl

13°22'50.668"W

52°14'36.383"E

-13.380741

52.243440

T81

Otter Trawl

12°8'57.411"W

53°13'59.185"E

-12.149281

53.233107

T82

Otter Trawl

8°36'45.268"W

49°19'55.226"E

-8.612574

49.332007

T83

Otter Trawl

14°48'23.181"W

52°20'37.982"E

-14.806439

52.343884

T84

Otter Trawl

10°56'20.314"W

54°28'34.546"E

-10.938976

54.476263

T85

Otter Trawl

8°54'8.508"W

51°23'22.157"E

-8.902363

51.389488

T86

Otter Trawl

10°17'29.723"W

50°37'28.56"E

-10.291590

50.624600

T87

Otter Trawl

14°12'13.924"W

53°30'15.667"E

-14.203868

53.504352

T88

Otter Trawl

11°48'14.31"W

49°19'10.691"E

-11.803975

49.319637

T89

Otter Trawl

10°37'51.763"W

49°37'39"E

-10.631045

49.627500

T90

Otter Trawl

11°59'9.105"W

52°36'0.54"E

-11.985863

52.600150

T91

Otter Trawl

9°13'3.497"W

50°49'30.796"E

-9.217638

50.825221

T92

Otter Trawl

10°36'12.187"W

53°56'20.897"E

-10.603385

53.939138

T93

Otter Trawl

11°5'5.572"W

50°1'59.201"E

-11.084881

50.033111

T94

Otter Trawl

9°13'35.643"W

49°5'50.149"E

-9.226567

49.097264

T95

Otter Trawl

13°52'56.417"W

51°7'25.125"E

-13.882338

51.123646

T96

Otter Trawl

11°23'39.456"W

51°39'19.889"E

-11.394293

51.655525

T97

Otter Trawl

13°11'5.794"W

53°25'22.616"E

-13.184943

53.422949

T98

Otter Trawl

9°12'10.095"W

49°51'44.513"E

-9.202804

49.862365

T99

Otter Trawl

10°45'25.513"W

48°53'2.124"E

-10.757087

48.883923

T100

Otter Trawl

14°1'28.916"W

51°37'23.578"E

-14.024699

51.623216

T101

Otter Trawl

10°3'8.168"W

48°45'47.107"E

-10.052269

48.763085

T102

Otter Trawl

9°17'50.684"W

50°22'46.577"E

-9.297412

50.379605

T103

Otter Trawl

12°40'24.647"W

52°13'32.102"E

-12.673513

52.225584

T104

Otter Trawl

11°9'3.801"W

52°27'23.149"E

-11.151056

52.456430

T105

Otter Trawl

13°21'36.575"W

52°37'55.308"E

-13.360160

52.632030

T106

Otter Trawl

10°23'10.134"W

51°6'55.497"E

-10.386148

51.115416

T107

Otter Trawl

10°0'0.944"W

51°28'16.936"E

-10.000262

51.471371

T108

Otter Trawl

13°30'33.186"W

53°45'36.672"E

-13.509218

53.760187

T109

Otter Trawl

13°5'33.738"W

51°53'6.086"E

-13.092705

51.885024

T110

Otter Trawl

11°5'28.718"W

49°21'9.003"E

-11.091311

49.352501

T111

Otter Trawl

14°26'49.751"W

53°3'49.748"E

-14.447153

53.063819

T112

Otter Trawl

8°35'33.966"W

49°44'57.967"E

-8.592768

49.749435

T113

Otter Trawl

11°57'37.642"W

53°47'23.855"E

-11.960456

53.789960

T114

Otter Trawl

9°26'15.126"W

48°34'47.785"E

-9.437535

48.579940

T115

Otter Trawl

14°33'53.822"W

51°59'43.271"E

-14.564951

51.995353

T116

Otter Trawl

8°41'13.294"W

48°10'55.341"E

-8.687026

48.182039

T117

Otter Trawl

12°4'23.314"W

51°45'24.273"E

-12.073143

51.756742

T118

Otter Trawl

9°23'41.492"W

49°28'40.684"E

-9.394859

49.477968

T119

Otter Trawl

13°6'22.428"W

52°53'44.848"E

-13.106230

52.895791

T120

Otter Trawl

8°6'36.115"W

51°2'7.582"E

-8.110032

51.035440

T121

Otter Trawl

8°41'22.958"W

50°29'45.631"E

-8.689711

50.496009

T122

Otter Trawl

12°7'11.169"W

52°56'51.547"E

-12.119769

52.947652

T123

Otter Trawl

10°54'58.017"W

51°24'6.14"E

-10.916116

51.401705

T124

Otter Trawl

13°33'21.259"W

51°26'22.026"E

-13.555905

51.439452

T125

Otter Trawl

12°5'52.25"W

53°31'27.688"E

-12.097847

53.524358

T126

Otter Trawl

8°3'54.611"W

48°54'16.437"E

-8.065170

48.904566

T127

Otter Trawl

11°37'41.844"W

53°33'17.636"E

-11.628290

53.554899

T128

Otter Trawl

14°14'32.86"W

52°18'36.468"E

-14.242461

52.310130

T129

Otter Trawl

12°35'31.292"W

52°39'47.698"E

-12.592025

52.663249

T130

Otter Trawl

10°57'45.999"W

50°55'24.021"E

-10.962778

50.923339

T131

Otter Trawl

11°0'52.164"W

50°19'16.635"E

-11.014490

50.321287

T132

Otter Trawl

14°20'25.432"W

51°18'13.789"E

-14.340398

51.303830

T133

Otter Trawl

11°31'15.663"W

53°17'52.361"E

-11.521017

53.297878

T134

Otter Trawl

13°58'20.874"W

52°50'7.4"E

-13.972465

52.835389

T135

Otter Trawl

10°29'41.956"W

50°17'27.501"E

-10.494988

50.290972

T136

Otter Trawl

9°27'28.145"W

51°11'53.298"E

-9.457818

51.198138

T137

Otter Trawl

12°27'47.673"W

53°24'2.033"E

-12.463242

53.400565

T138

Otter Trawl

14°18'19.737"W

50°58'7.391"E

-14.305483

50.968720

T139

Otter Trawl

8°53'44.399"W

48°28'11.753"E

-8.895667

48.469931

T140

Otter Trawl

10°50'43.987"W

54°8'35.919"E

-10.845552

54.143311

T141

Otter Trawl

10°23'44.753"W

54°19'10.381"E

-10.395765

54.319550

T142

Otter Trawl

13°1'12.75"W

53°8'17.728"E

-13.020208

53.138258

T143

Otter Trawl

9°57'34.991"W

49°43'36.462"E

-9.959720

49.726795

T144

Otter Trawl

12°11'7.647"W

52°19'3.472"E

-12.185457

52.317631

T145

Otter Trawl

13°47'47.36"W

53°33'10.555"E

-13.796489

53.552932

T146

Otter Trawl

13°49'30.865"W

53°15'57.806"E

-13.825240

53.266057

T147

Otter Trawl

10°33'31.131"W

49°56'29.373"E

-10.558647

49.941493

T148

Otter Trawl

11°14'9.438"W

53°47'14.618"E

-11.235955

53.787394

T149

Otter Trawl

11°9'19.468"W

52°3'21.12"E

-11.155408

52.055867

T150

Otter Trawl

11°38'31.846"W

52°52'25.581"E

-11.642179

52.873773

B1

Beam Trawl

8°33'25.112"W

51°28'17.501"E

-8.556975

51.471528

B2

Beam Trawl

8°45'12.854"W

51°24'34.538"E

-8.753570

51.409594

B3

Beam Trawl

8°53'53.592"W

51°29'4.949"E

-8.898220

51.484708

B4

Beam Trawl

8°36'40.687"W

51°35'55.448"E

-8.611302

51.598736

B5

Beam Trawl

8°58'39.229"W

51°32'49.737"E

-8.977564

51.547149

B6

Beam Trawl

11°22'55.822"W

52°5'11.012"E

-11.382173

52.086392

B7

Beam Trawl

11°20'53.939"W

52°1'19.744"E

-11.348316

52.022151

B8

Beam Trawl

7°53'27.532"W

49°26'20.918"E

-7.890981

49.439144

B9

Beam Trawl

10°11'7.081"W

48°56'44.23"E

-10.185300

48.945619

B10

Beam Trawl

10°56'27.794"W

49°19'11.666"E

-10.941054

49.319907

B11

Beam Trawl

10°20'21.497"W

49°32'1.876"E

-10.339305

49.533854

B12

Beam Trawl

10°17'20.651"W

49°46'56.993"E

-10.289070

49.782498

B13

Beam Trawl

10°52'56.276"W

49°46'36.857"E

-10.882299

49.776905

B14

Beam Trawl

10°48'27.5"W

50°12'7.379"E

-10.807639

50.202050

B15

Beam Trawl

10°43'46.991"W

50°23'15.184"E

-10.729720

50.387551

B16

Beam Trawl

10°31'59.205"W

50°4'50.641"E

-10.533113

50.080734

B17

Beam Trawl

10°48'52.208"W

50°55'12.74"E

-10.814502

50.920205

B18

Beam Trawl

10°22'55.647"W

50°49'34.282"E

-10.382124

50.826190

B19

Beam Trawl

10°18'7.788"W

50°31'57.399"E

-10.302163

50.532611

B20

Beam Trawl

10°12'14.255"W

50°47'27.165"E

-10.203960

50.790879

B21

Beam Trawl

10°9'17.613"W

50°56'3.669"E

-10.154892

50.934353

B22

Beam Trawl

10°57'29.937"W

51°20'15.687"E

-10.958316

51.337691

B23

Beam Trawl

10°34'26.607"W

51°14'12.736"E

-10.574057

51.236871

B24

Beam Trawl

10°53'54.626"W

51°12'47.969"E

-10.898507

51.213325

B25

Beam Trawl

10°14'57.381"W

51°15'34.332"E

-10.249273

51.259537

B26

Beam Trawl

10°38'1.765"W

51°21'47.315"E

-10.633824

51.363143

B27

Beam Trawl

10°31'54.99"W

51°51'34.973"E

-10.531942

51.859715

B28

Beam Trawl

10°26'56.878"W

51°33'59.363"E

-10.449133

51.566490

B29

Beam Trawl

10°18'35.581"W

51°45'49.237"E

-10.309884

51.763677

B30

Beam Trawl

10°16'13.666"W

51°39'56.677"E

-10.270463

51.665744

B31

Beam Trawl

10°56'49.409"W

52°7'45.021"E

-10.947058

52.129172

B32

Beam Trawl

10°43'16.295"W

52°8'4.307"E

-10.721193

52.134530

B33

Beam Trawl

10°57'11.604"W

52°1'31.371"E

-10.953223

52.025381

B34

Beam Trawl

11°4'6.746"W

50°58'41.892"E

-11.068541

50.978303

B35

Beam Trawl

9°50'16.114"W

49°14'51.563"E

-9.837809

49.247656

B36

Beam Trawl

9°20'28.344"W

49°20'4.979"E

-9.341207

49.334717

B37

Beam Trawl

9°53'46.546"W

49°44'59.604"E

-9.896263

49.749890

B38

Beam Trawl

11°5'8.922"W

51°29'16.594"E

-11.085812

51.487943

B39

Beam Trawl

9°7'9.397"W

49°57'7.265"E

-9.119277

49.952018

B40

Beam Trawl

9°17'23.294"W

49°43'7.158"E

-9.289804

49.718655

B41

Beam Trawl

9°44'52.627"W

50°9'5.219"E

-9.747952

50.151450

B42

Beam Trawl

9°55'1.765"W

50°9'27.306"E

-9.917157

50.157585

B43

Beam Trawl

9°15'4.186"W

50°8'2.979"E

-9.251163

50.134161

B44

Beam Trawl

9°25'18.637"W

50°16'33.446"E

-9.421844

50.275957

B45

Beam Trawl

9°25'31.838"W

50°24'40.821"E

-9.425510

50.411339

B46

Beam Trawl

9°56'1.085"W

50°19'26.397"E

-9.933635

50.323999

B47

Beam Trawl

9°25'13.788"W

50°39'2.572"E

-9.420497

50.650715

B48

Beam Trawl

9°47'52.679"W

50°45'25.346"E

-9.797966

50.757041

B49

Beam Trawl

9°46'50.27"W

50°57'52.822"E

-9.780630

50.964673

B50

Beam Trawl

9°4'19.044"W

51°7'1.391"E

-9.071957

51.117053

B51

Beam Trawl

9°30'15.646"W

51°12'56.882"E

-9.504346

51.215801

B52

Beam Trawl

9°41'36.649"W

51°23'18.814"E

-9.693514

51.388559

B53

Beam Trawl

9°13'29.825"W

51°27'58.416"E

-9.224951

51.466227

B54

Beam Trawl

9°27'51.298"W

51°29'24.891"E

-9.464249

51.490247

B55

Beam Trawl

9°40'35.643"W

51°50'48.749"E

-9.676567

51.846875

B56

Beam Trawl

9°52'11.791"W

51°31'44.898"E

-9.869942

51.529138

B57

Beam Trawl

11°6'44.26"W

51°39'16.289"E

-11.112294

51.654525

B58

Beam Trawl

8°19'34.802"W

49°3'47.103"E

-8.326334

49.063084

B59

Beam Trawl

8°50'15.131"W

49°8'53.058"E

-8.837536

49.148072

B60

Beam Trawl

8°5'25.562"W

49°8'7.969"E

-8.090434

49.135547

B61

Beam Trawl

8°47'34.198"W

49°25'40.715"E

-8.792833

49.427976

B62

Beam Trawl

8°37'29.652"W

49°55'55.397"E

-8.624903

49.932055

B63

Beam Trawl

8°37'15.17"W

49°39'38.462"E

-8.620880

49.660684

B64

Beam Trawl

8°54'7.088"W

50°27'52.813"E

-8.901969

50.464670

B65

Beam Trawl

8°36'52.511"W

50°57'11.215"E

-8.614586

50.953115

 


[1]Articles 9-17 of EU Regulation 404-2011. Available at  - http://eur-lex.europa.eu  

For overview of regulations: http://www.bim.ie/media/bim/content/downloads/Fish-Man-Cht-2017.pdf


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