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Details of Aquaculture in Maltese waters


Dataset identification

Title of datasetAquaculture in Maltese waters
Narrative summary of datasetThis data includes the location of cages used for aquaculture in Maltese Waters. The cages which are close to the shore are used for the breeding, rearing and harvesting of fish from egg to adult. This process, referred to as close cycle aquaculture, is used to breed fish, such as sea bream (Sparus aurata), European sea bass (Dicentrarchus labrax) and common meagre (Argyrosomus reglus). Other cages, which are more than 5km from the coast, are used to keep Atlantic Bluefin Tuna which is caught in the wild. These fish are fed for about 3-7 months until they are big enough to be harvested and sold.
Summary of processing methodologyThe raw data was available in a PDF document. This data was then validated using standard procedures and converted to an Excel sheet.
Supporting documentation45008015.xml, Malta fish farm coords.xlsx
Start date2018-10-01
End date2025-12-31

Responsible organisations

Organisation nameEnvironment and Resources Authority
Role of organisationOriginator of Dataset

Dataset availability

Original dataset download link
Dataset formatText or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useODC-ODbL


Latitude north boundary36.05
Longitude east boundary14.45
Latitude south boundary35.95
Longitude west boundary14.35
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaStrait of Sicily

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeAdministration and dimensions
ParameterSea-water aquaculture farm location

Process information

Submitting organisationInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Submission identifier (UUID)c866e387-c2a0-445b-8fe9-f0da3c427cdc
Date of dataset creation2018-10-15
Date of metadata creation2018-10-29
Date of metadata latest revision2018-10-31
Processing data centreCOGEA SRL – Business Management Consultants
Summary record-ID205