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A century of sea fisheries in Belgium
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Dutch title: Een eeuw zeevisserij in België
Acronym: HiFiData
Period: January 2008
Status: In Progress

Thesaurus terms: Catch composition; Fish catch statistics; Fisheries; Fishing grounds; Landing statistics; Ports
Geographical terms: ANE, Belgium [Marine Regions]; ANE, Biscay Bay [Marine Regions]; ANE, British Isles, Bristol Channel [Marine Regions]; ANE, British Isles, Rockall [Marine Regions]; ANE, British Isles, Scotland [Marine Regions]; ANE, British Isles, Scotland, Moray Firth [Marine Regions]; ANE, English Channel [Marine Regions]; ANE, Faeroe Banks [Marine Regions]; ANE, Iceland Sea [Marine Regions]; ANE, Ireland [Marine Regions]; ANE, Irish Sea [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea [Marine Regions]; ANE, North Sea, Fladen Ground [Marine Regions]; ANW, Labrador Sea [Marine Regions]; ASE, Ibero-Moroccan Gulf [Marine Regions]; PNE, Barents Sea [Marine Regions]; PNE, Russia, White Sea [Marine Regions]

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Abstract:
Belgian sea fisheries landings in Belgian and foreign ports amounted to 21.577 tonnes ((89,5 million EUR) in 2007 (Source: Fisheries Service, Flemish government). Landing statistics are generally available in digital format from the late 1990s. Data before 1970 are not easily accesible. However, ‘older’ and disaggregated data are available from 1929 onwards in fragmented publications and journals, dispersed in different collections and libraries.
Completing time series, based on this historical data, will help us recover a wider historical perspective on trends in catch and landings statistics, and evolutions in the fleet and may support the formulation of (ecological) research hypotheses, underpinned by data.

Objectives:

  • To compile historical data on sea fisheries in Belgium, from the earliest possible date and for the best available level of disaggregation
  • Inventory and describe historical data on catch, landings & values, and capacity and size of the fishing fleet
  • Recover, scan, quality-control and store historical data in a user friendly format
  • Provide results to the research community, policy level, and to the interested public (on-line and publications)

Datasets (3)  Top | Institutes | Publications 
  • Landings and value of landings of Belgian sea fisheries in Belgian ports per fishing ground, more
  • Landings and value of landings of Belgian sea fisheries in foreign ports per fishing ground, more
  • Landings and values of landings of Belgian sea fisheries in different Belgian ports, more

Publications (11)  Top | Institutes | Datasets 
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Debergh, H.; De Hauwere, N.; Vanhoorne, B.; Lyssens, L. (2009). A century of sea fisheries in Belgium: Manual for standardization and geographical delineation of historical fishing grounds in Belgian sea fisheries statistics (1929-1999). VLIZ Information Sheets, 248. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. 14 pp., more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K. (2013). Belgian fisheries: ten decades, seven seas, forty species: Historical time-series to reconstruct landings, catches, fleet and fishing areas from 1900. PhD Thesis. Ghent University (UGent): Gent. xiii, 242 pp., more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Debergh, H.; Behiels, S.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2008). Belgian sea fisheries statistics: compiling historical data to recover a wider perspective, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium, 29 February 2008: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 40: pp. 55, more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Debergh, H.; Hernandez, F.; Mees, J. (2009). Belgian sea fisheries: compiling historical fisheries data, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) VLIZ Young Scientists' Day, Brugge, Belgium 6 March 2009: book of abstracts. VLIZ Special Publication, 41: pp. 53, more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Debergh, H.; De Hauwere, N.; Vanhoorne, B.; Lyssens, L. (2009). Een eeuw zeevisserij in België: Handleiding bij de standaardisering en geografische afbakening van de historische visgronden (1929-1999) in de Belgische zeevisserijstatistieken. VLIZ Information Sheets, 249. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 14 pp., more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Fockedey, N.; Scholaert, A.; Debergh, H.; Lyssens, L. (2010). Een eeuw zeevisserij in België: Leeswijzer Belgische vissersvloot. VLIZ Information Sheets, 247. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 8 pp., more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Debergh, H. (2009). Een kilo visserijstatistieken alstublieft, in: De Grote Rede 25. De Grote Rede: Nieuws over onze Kust en Zee, 25: pp. 16-22, more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Debergh, H. (2009). Een kilootje oude visserijstatistieken, a.u.b.! [PPT Presentatie]. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ): Oostende. 29 slides pp., more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K. (2010). Fishing in the past: Historical data and information on sea fisheries in Belgium [PPT Presentation]. Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. 23 slides pp., more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Debergh, H.; Vincx, M.; Mees, J. (2010). Fishing in the past: Historical data on sea fisheries landings in Belgium. Mar. Policy 34(6): 1279-1289. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.marpol.2010.05.006, more
  • Lescrauwaet, A.-K.; Debergh, H.; Vincx, M.; Mees, J. (2010). Historical marine fisheries data for Belgium: Data sources, data management and data integration related to the reconstruction of historical time-series of marine fisheries landings for Belgium. Fisheries Centre Working Paper Series, 2010-08. University of British Columbia: Vancouver. 69 pp., more

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