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NIOZ High Tide Balgzand Fisheries Program 1974-present
Van der Veer H (2017): NIOZ High Tide Balgzand Fisheries Program 1974-present. v1.1. NIOZ Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research. Dataset/Metadata.

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The NIOZ HW fishing programme started with the PhD project of Bouwe Kuipers on the ecology of juvenile plaice Pleuronectes platessa L. in the western Wadden Sea in the beginning of the 1970s. Within the framework of this PhD project, shallow subtidal and intertidal areas were sampled and for this, a commercial fishing gear for catching adult flatfish, a Dutch beam trawl, was downscaled to a 2 m beam trawl that could be handled and towed with small rubber dinghies by a single or by 2 persons. more

This 2 m beam trawl showed to be highly efficient in catching juvenile plaice and other epibenthic species. Most of the work on juvenile plaice was carried out at Balgzand, a large (~50 km2) intertidal area in the western Dutch Wadden Sea. Starting with sampling squares, within a few years sampling changed into a system of 9 transects each consisting of 4 hauls. Over the last 35 years, regular biweekly to monthly surveys have been carried in more than 20 years.

Biology > Benthos > Epibenthos, Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Flatfishes, Intertidal zones, ANE, Southern Wadden Sea, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ANE, Southern Wadden Sea [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 1 November 1974 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Koninklijk Nederlands Instituut voor Onderzoek der Zee (NIOZ), moredata creator

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2017-07-14
Information last updated: 2022-08-09
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