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Historical landings for the lagoon of Venice (Italy) between 1945 and 2001
Citable as data publication
National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS); Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research (ISPRA), Italy; (2017): Historical landings for the lagoon of Venice (Italy) between 1945 and 2001.
Contact: Libralato, Simone

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Availability: Creative Commons License This dataset is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

The dataset was obtained from the original registers of the fish markets of Venice and Chioggia that were available on paper documents from 1945 to 1996, and in electronic spreadsheets from 1997. The data originally included information on landings from aquaculture and sea- and lagoon-fishery merged together. more

Thus, in order to obtain reliable time series for the lagoon-fishery alone, the raw data were treated with the aim of separating from the total catch the product from aquaculture and landings from sea-fisheries. Moreover, different unofficial sources were used to verify and correct official statistics taking into consideration unreported catch from illegal fishing. Species were reported in the original documents with their vernacular/dialectal names, thus it was necessary to attribute them their scientific name according to personal knowledge and interviews with fishermen and fish sellers. Marketed categories may include one or more species. Multispecies categories usually group taxonomically similar species, i.e. species of the same genus or family. The Mediterranean shore crab (Carcinus aestuarii) was registered into three categories, according to the life stage: ripe females, moulting individuals, and the other specimens. The different stages have different commercial values, with moulting individuals being the most valuable. The European seabass (Dicentrarchus labrax) was registered in two categories according to the size (juvenile or adult). Overall, landings for 19 market categories were obtained.

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, MED, Italy, Veneto, Venice Lagoon, Crustacea, Mollusca, Pisces

Geographical coverage
EurOBIS calculated BBOX Stations
Bounding Box
Coordinates: MinLong: 12,3774; MinLat: 45,3867 - MaxLong: 12,3774; MaxLat: 45,3867 [WGS84]
MED, Adriatic, North [Marine Regions]
MED, Italy, Veneto, Venice Lagoon [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1945 - 2001

Taxonomic coverage
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]

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

National Institute of Oceanography and Experimental Geophysics (OGS), moredata creator
Libralato, Simone
Fortibuoni, Tomaso
Solidoro, Cosimo
Italian National Institute for Environmental Protection and Research; Branch office Chioggiadata creator
Raicevich, Saša
Fortibuoni, Tomaso
Giovanardi, Otello

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EurOBIS: European Ocean Biodiversity Information System, more

HMAP: History of Marine Animal Populations

Based on this dataset
Libralato, S. et al. (2004). Ecological stages of the Venice Lagoon analysed using landing time series data. J. Mar. Syst. 51(1-4): 331-344.
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.

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2017-03-01
Information last updated: 2017-03-14
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