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Historical landings from the Venice (Italy) fish market between 1905 and 1927
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National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS); Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy; (2017): Historical landings from the Venice (Italy) fish market between 1905 and 1927.

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Historical landings from the Venice (Italy) fish market for the period 1905-1927 (with some temporal gaps) were retrieved and transformed into workable spreadsheets from statistical bulletins published by the Municipality of Venice, the "Società regionale veneta per la pesca e l'acquicultura" (Veneto regional society for fisheries and aquaculture) and by the historical scientific journal called "Neptunia". more

At that time, Venice fish market was one of the most important in the area together with Rijeka (currently Croatia) and Trieste (currently Italy). Almost all fish caught in the Northern Adriatic Sea at time was sold to these fish markets. Landings are reported by their origin, i.e. capture-based aquaculture in the lagoon of Venice, capture freshwater-fishery (local rivers and lakes), Venice lagoon capture fishery and Northern Adriatic sea capture fishery. Species were reported with their scientific and vernacular names that were updated according to the World Register of Marine Species (WoRMS). Overall, information on 130 marketed categories is reported (1,192 records). However, the taxonomic resolution of landings changed over time, from a minimum number of 26 (1910) to a maximum of 108 categories (1919-1924). Marketed categories may include one or more species. Multispecies categories usually group taxonomically similar species, i.e. species of the same genus or family.

Biology > Fish, Fisheries, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Marine/Coastal, Brackish water, Historical records, Marine ecology, Marine Historical Ecology, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, MED, Adriatic, North, Mammalia, Amphibia, Crustacea, Mollusca, Pisces, Reptilia

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 12,9377; MinLat: 45,0629 - MaxLong: 12,9377; MaxLat: 45,0629 [WGS84]
MED, Adriatic, North [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1905 - 1927

Taxonomic coverage
Mammalia [WoRMS]
Amphibia [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Reptilia [WoRMS]

Wet weight biomass (in assayed sample) of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]

National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), moredata creator
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research; Branch office Chioggia, moredata creator

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

HMAP: History of Marine Animal Populations, more

Based on this dataset
Engelhard, G.H. et al. (2016). ICES meets marine historical ecology: placing the history of fish and fisheries in current policy context. ICES J. Mar. Sci./J. Cons. int. Explor. Mer 73(5): 1386-1403., more
Fortibuoni, T. et al. (2010). Coding early Naturalists' accounts into long-term fish community changes in the Adriatic Sea (1800–2000). PLoS One 5(11): e15502., more
Describing this dataset
Fortibuoni, T. et al. (2017). Fish and fishery historical data since the 19th century in the Adriatic Sea, Mediterranean. Scientific Data 4: 170104., more
D'Ancona, U. (1926). Dell' influenza della stasi peschereccia del periodo 1914-18 sul patrimonio ittico dell'Alto Adriatico. Memoria. R. Comitato Talassografico Italiano, CXXVI. Officine Grafiche Carlo Ferrari: Venezia. 1-95 pp., more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2017-02-28
Information last updated: 2017-03-14
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