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The BarentsWatch WMS service provides the service layers used for the services at barentswatch.no and a few additional layers in order to make the information more accessible for other uses. The service layers can be adapted further if needs are clarified. Some service layers that are not appropriate for external use are not referred to. All the service layers are based on data from other agencies. Therefore, BarentsWatch/the Norwegian Coastal Administration are not the owners of all the data. If BarentsWatch does not add new information and the service layer is already presented by the data owner, it is not added to Geonorge even if it occurs in the service. See also BarentsWatch API for other access to the same data.
The map shows the location and type of fixed gear (i.e. lines, nets and traps) with reference to time of setting. The map layer shows fishing facility positions reported to the Coast Guard Central (KVS) according to "Utøvelsesforskriften" e.g. Reporting when fishing with fixed gear and floating line. Vessels engaged in fishing with fixed gear and floating line north of 62 ° N outside the baselines, vessels engaged in net fishing for Greenland halibut north of 62 ° N and vessels engaged in net fishing for anglerfish shall report to the Coast Guard Central (tel. 07611) about: a) setting of the gear, and b) haul of gear at the end of fishing. The map shows the location and type of fixed gear with reference to the vessel and time of setting.
The map shows where the ice edge is now, meaning the boundary between solid ice and floating ice. The Norwegian Meteorological Institute updates the map every working day, Monday to Friday.