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Norfish: Faroes cod fishery, 1520-1807
Citable as data publication
Holm, P., Nicholls, J. and Yang, Z. 2019. Norfish: Faroe Islands Cod Landings 1520-1807. Dublin: TCD.
Contact: Nicholls, John

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

NorFish is a European Research Council (ERC) Advanced Grant led by Prof Poul Holm in Trinity College Dublin, focuses on the premise that a 16th century shift in marine fish pricing and supply in conjunction with the Little Ice Age and lowering of sea temperatures not only rise to the North Atlantic Fish Revolution but also forms one of the first documented examples of the disrupting effects of globalisation and climate change. The project examines the role of the Fish Revolution for a range of inter-related aspects of North Atlantic history, with NorFish’s interdisciplinary team drawing on archaeology, history, cartography, geography, and ecology to develop interpretative frameworks that synthesise a broad spectrum of source data to assess the overall objective of the project. NorFish’s interdisciplinary team draws on archaeology, history, cartography, geography, and ecology to assess the objectives of the project. more

The Faroese data provide a hitherto vacant assessment of the state of fishing and fisheries in the late medieval and early modern period for this small but important and indicative industry. While expert opinions and assessments abound, the lacuna of actual contiguous data for the period can now be filled to an extent where factual, quantitative analysis may be carried out.

Biology > Fish, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Marine/Coastal, Archaeology, Catch/effort, Cod, Faroe islands, Gadoid fisheries, History, Observation, AN, North Atlantic, ANE, North East Atlantic, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Gadus Linnaeus, 1758, Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
AN, North Atlantic [Marine Regions]
ANE, North East Atlantic Stations [Marine Regions]
Faroese Shelf and surrounding waters
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: -8,0189; MinLat: 61,4885 - MaxLong: -8,0189; MaxLat: 61,4885 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
1520 - 1807

Taxonomic coverage
Gadus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Roskilde University (RUC)data creator
Holm, Poul
The University of Dublin, Trinity College; Centre for Environmental Humanitiesdata creator
Nicholls, John
Yang, Zhen

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more
OPI: Oceans Past Initiative

NorFish: The North atlantic Fish Revolution: An Environmental History of the North Atlantic 1400-1700

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2021-07-05
Information last updated: 2021-09-08
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