The SIFIDS Project update!
The Scottish Inshore Fisheries Integrated Data System (SIFIDS) Project was funded through the European Maritime Fisheries Fund and was allocated £1.53 million of funding to support research into the development of an integrated system for the collection, collation, analysis and interrogation of data from the Scottish inshore fishing fleet.
The SIFIDS Project was subdivided into 12 highly integrated “Work Packages” (WPs) ten of which are focused on the development of various aspects of the system and/or the collection of data relating to the inshore sector. The remaining two WPs encompass the engagement of the inshore industry and overall project coordination and oversight.
Work Packages have been undertaken and findings have been prepared in Work Package Reports.
Final reports for each work strand:
- Work package 1: Review and Optimisation of Shellfish Data Collection Strategies for Scottish Inshore Waters.
- Work package 2 a and b: Development and Pilot Deployment of a Prototypic Autonomous Fisheries Data Harvesting System, and Investigation into the Availability and Adaptability of Novel Technological Approaches to Data Collection.
- Work package 3: Development of a Novel, Automated Mechanism for the Collection of Scallop Stock Data
- Work package 4: Assessment of Socio-economic and Cultural Characteristics of Scottish Inshore Fisheries
- Work package 5: Identifying fishing activities and their associated drivers
- Work package 6: Development of a Pilot Relational Data Resource for the Collation and Interpretation of Inshore Fisheries Data
- Work package 6 plus: Development of a Relational Database and User Interface
- Work package 7: Engagement with Inshore Fisheries to Promote and Inform
- Work package 8a: On-Board Observers
- Work package 8b: Identifying fishing activities and their associated drivers
- Work package 10: Project Management