EMODnet Vessel Density maps are based on AIS data purchased by Collecte Localisation Satellites (CLS) and ORBCOMM. The maps show shipping density in 1km*1km cells of a grid covering all EU waters (and some neighbouring areas). Density is expressed as hours per square kilometre per month.
Yearly average vessel density 2018 (fishing vessel type) (hours.km-2 per month)