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, called 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 distant from the coast, are used to keep Atlantic Bluefin Tuna which is caught in the wild. These fish are fed for a 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
Date of original dataset publication2019-04-15
Dataset formatText or Plaintext
Public accessNo limitations
License for useODC-ODbL


Latitude north boundary36.1
Longitude east boundary14.7
Latitude south boundary35.8
Longitude west boundary14.1
Coordinate reference systemWorld Geodetic System 84
Sea areaStrait of Sicily

Data types, collection and processing

Observation typeAdministration and dimensions
ParameterSea-water aquaculture farm location
Data quality processing informationCoordinates provided by Environment and Resources Authority are managed by the University of Malta using the data management standards concerning gathering, processing, quality controlling, and metadata preparation.

Process information

Submitting organisationOceanography Malta Research Group, Department of Geosciences, University of Malta
Submission identifier (UUID)19c51a6a-0e84-46ba-b18e-d1760141770f
Date of dataset creation2018-10-15
Date of metadata creation2019-04-11
Date of metadata latest revision2019-04-15
Date of publishing2019-04-16
Processing data centreCOGEA SRL, Business Management Consultants
Summary record-ID464