Fishing and Submarine Cables
Informative ICPC booklet showing how the fishing and submarine cable communities can work together. Acrobat PDF format.
IMBC Aquaculture/Environment Interactions Bibliography
This Aquaculture/Environment Interactions Bibliography is a searchable database of over 4,800 references relating to aspects of aquaculture and the environment. The effects of the environment and anthropogenic activities on aquaculture are covered, as well as the influence of aquaculture operations on the environment. Most of the references focus on the most commonly cultured species in developed western countries, though clearly there is more emphasis on European aquaculture operations.
Pacific Coast Federation of Fishermen's Associations (PCFFA)
The largest organisation of commercial fishermen on the west coast. PCFFA has long been involved in resource conservation and protection issues, and the Institute for Fisheries Resources is expanding and carrying on PCFFA's 24year conservation tradition.
The Kingfisher Information Service
operates the KIS-CA project, which enables fishermen to receive information of cable routes and other physical details (e.g. repeaters, splices, etc), together with emergency contact numbers and procedures. The waters covered by the project are the North Sea, English Channel (La Manche), Bristol Channel/Southwest Approaches, Irish Sea and West of Scotland (i.e. ICES Areas IV, VII and VI) - and therefore include cables between the coasts of Norway, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, Belgium, France, Ireland and the UK.
The SIGCABLES site
maintained by France Telecom, aims to inform sailors, and especially skippers of fishing vessels and their crews, about submarine cable routes and the risks to vessels incurred by fouling cables.