Where can I access location data for aquaculture sites across Europe?

Ideally there might be, though I haven't been able to see, a dataset held by the EU identifying every aquaculture site (sites such as shellfish farms) across Europe. The only place I have been able to find spatial information on this topic is at Marine Scotland National Marine Plan interactive map (for Scotland only).

The primary countries I need this information for are: Norway, Sweden, Denmark, Germany, Netherlands, United Kingdom, Faroe Islands.

Currently I have looked through the GeoNames database, queried EEA and been googling away at the problem.

Has anyone seen datasets of this nature for the above mentioned countries?

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To find any spatial datasets for Europe, one resource you should at least look at is the INSPIRE geoportal

I found 350 results for the term Aquaculture using the discovery tool

  • This is a really good resource! Thanks very much for pointing out the INSPIRE geoportal
    – spk578
    Jun 4, 2015 at 11:42

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