Data files for the paper: van der Reijden et al. (2018). North Sea demersal fisheries prefer specific benthic habitats, PLoS One. Data consists of grid and shape files, and is organized in four zipped folders. A detailed overview of the contents is available in file Data_description.docx Environmental_factors.zip Fisheries_data.zip Seascapes.zip Environmental_gradients.zip Environmental_factors.zip: file is replaced by a new version on 25/03/2020. The old version unfortunately contained the wrong map Overall_BPI , which was not used in the article. The new version includes the correct map summed_weighted_BPI_SA, which is used in the paper (Figure 1).