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Monitoring of fish in the Voordelta
Borst, J.C.;Stolte, W.; van der Kamp, P.; Rijkswaterstaat (RWS); Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (HbR); Deltares; Imares; (2016): Monitoring of fish in the Voordelta.
Contact: Stolte, Willem

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Port of Rotterdam is carrying out the Project Mainport Development Rotterdam, PMR, expanding the port with 1,000 hectares through suppletion of sand in the shallow coastal Voordelta area in the North Sea. As the Voordelta has the status of protected nature reserve (Natura2000 area), the loss of habitat, caused by the expansion of the port, must be compensated for. As part of the compensating measures, the Dutch national government established a series of protected areas in the Voordelta region and is following the effects of these measures. This dataset contains abundances and biomasses of fish in the “Voordelta”. The set exists of a pre-protected status data (2003 – 2007) and a post-protected status (currently still under embargo). more

Fish were caught both using a fine mesh- shrimp trawl, which was pulled for 15 minutes at a speed of 2-3 knots. The research vessel (the Luctor) followed the depth contourlines during each transect as to maintain a constant fisshing dept.

Some of the data from 2005 were caught by the commercial fisshing vessel the GO58. In 2005 fykes were used to capture migratory fish.

Biology > Fish
Marine/Coastal, Bottom trawls, fishing vessel, Luctor, research vessel, ANE, Netherlands, Voordelta, EurOBIS calculated BBOX, Pisces

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Voordelta [Marine Regions]
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 3,3544; MinLat: 51,5758 - MaxLong: 4,0817; MaxLat: 51,9917 [WGS84]

Temporal coverage
2004 - 2011

Taxonomic coverage
Pisces [WoRMS]


Direction (from) of wind relative to True North {wind direction} in the atmosphere [BODC]
Fish length
Length of biological entity specified elsewhere [BODC]
Speed of wind {wind speed} in the atmosphere [BODC]
Stomach fullness of fish
Visibility in the water body by Secchi disk [BODC]

Deltaresdata creator
Stolte, Willem
Hendriksen, Gerrit
Wageningen University and Research Centre; Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies (IMARES), moredata creator
van der Kamp, Peter
Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Waterstaat; Rijkswaterstaat (RWS)data creator
Borst, Kees
Havenbedrijf Rotterdam N.V. (GHR)data creatorsponsor

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
Monitoring of macrozoobenthos, fish and birds in the Voordelta
Published in:
EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

Based on this dataset
Tulp, I.Y.M. et al. (2012). PMR Monitoring natuurcompensatie Voordelta. Perceel Vis: Jaarrapport 2010. IMARES Wageningen Report, C029/12. IMARES Wageningen UR: IJmuiden. 86 pp.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2014-10-15
Information last updated: 2022-08-16
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