Fishing effort (number of dredge tows) by year (1990–2014)

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Seabed trawling is the practice of towing fishing nets near or along the ocean floor. The towing process can physically damage seabed (benthic) habitats and species. It can also stir up sediment from the seabed. This creates sediment plumes that change light conditions. This can affect marine species (for example by limiting their capacity to generate energy through photosynthesis) and smother sensitive species.
This dataset relates to the "Commercial seabed trawling and dredging" measure on the Environmental Indicators, Te taiao Aotearoa website.

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Technical Details
Table ID 52505
Data type Table
Row count 50
Columns Fishing_year, Fisheries, effort_number_tows
Services Web Feature Service (WFS), Catalog Service (CS-W), data.govt.nz Atom Feed
History
Added 28 Sep 2015
Last updated 28 Sep 2015
Revisions 4 - Browse all revisions
Current revision Imported on Oct. 25, 2016 from CSV .