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Spatial models of essential fish habitat (South Inshore and Offshore marine plan areas)

Franco, Anita; Thomson, Shona; Bathia, Natasha; Barnard, Steve


Anita Franco

Shona Thomson

Natasha Bathia

Steve Barnard


The aim of the project was to improve the spatial resolution of data on essential fish habitats for key fish species (both of commercial and ecological relevance) in the South Inshore and South Offshore marine plan areas, and to assess the relative value of these fish habitats to the regional commercial fisheries productivity and the ecosystem function.

The report's recommendations were formulated on how to address the limitations in future studies to allow improvement of the methodology and its application.


Franco, A., Thomson, S., Bathia, N., & Barnard, S. (2013). Spatial models of essential fish habitat (South Inshore and Offshore marine plan areas). UK: Marine Management Organisation

Publication Date Dec 20, 2013
Deposit Date May 22, 2018
Publicly Available Date Oct 27, 2022
Pages 73
Series ISSN ISBN: 978-1-909452-21-3
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