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Study of epibenthos and demersal fish in and around the dredging areas of the Belgian Continental Shelf (1977-1981)
Citable as data publication
Maertens D.; Rijksstation voor Zeevisserij; Centrum voor Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (CLO): Belgium; (2016): Study of epibenthos and demersal fish in and around the dredging areas of the Belgian Continental Shelf (1977-1981). http://dx.doi.org/10.14284/192
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Description
Presence, density and biomass data for ichtyofauna and epibenthos sampled in and around the dredging areas between 1977 and 1981. The data were digitized by VLIZ from the original report: Maertens, D. (1984). Analyse van de levensgemeenschappen op het Belgisch Kontinentaal Plat: studie van de epibenthale biocoenoses en van de demersale Pisces in en rondom de baggerzones. Mededelingen van het Rijksstation voor Zeevisserij (CLO Gent), 201. CLO Gent: Gent. 45, + annexes pp. more

The first part of the dataset contains a list of all epibenthos and fish species caught in and around the dredging areas between 1977 and 1981. Next seven sampling points (BV1-BV7) were choosen in the dredging areas and divided in 2 zones (Zone I and Zone II). Per sampling point and sampling date or period abiotic factors and some exceptional catch data are given. Per zone and per year (1977-1981) average density, biomass, diversity, dominance and association indices for epibenthos and fish is calculated. Eventually density of autumn samplings for most important groups of epibenthos and fish is given.

Scope
Themes:
Biology > Benthos, Biology > Fish, Biology > Productivity - biomass
Keywords:
Marine, Abiotic factors, Demersal fishes, Dredging, Dredging wastes, Ecological monitoring, Epibenthos, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), Ammodytes lancea Cuvier, 1829, Anguilla anguilla, Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758, Bryozoa, Crangon allmanni Kinahan, 1857, Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758), Crustacea, Echinodermata, Engraulis encrasicolis (Linnaeus, 1758), Gadiformes, Gadus morhua, Limanda limanda (Linnaeus, 1758), Liparis liparis (Linnaeus, 1766), Macropipus holsatus, Mollusca, Mustelus mustelus (Linneaus, 1758), Odontogadus merlangus (Linnaeus, 1758), Ophiura, Pandalus montagui Leach, 1814, Pectinaria koreni, Pisces, Pleuronectiformes, Pomatoschistus, Scomber scombrus, Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758), Trachurus trachurus (Linnaeus, 1758), Trisopterus luscus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
14 February 1977 - 9 November 1981

Taxonomic coverage
Ammodytes lancea Cuvier, 1829 [WoRMS]
Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Asterias rubens Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Bryozoa [WoRMS]
Crangon allmanni Kinahan, 1860 [WoRMS]
Crangon crangon (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Crustacea [WoRMS]
Echinodermata [WoRMS]
Engraulis encrasicolus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Gadiformes [WoRMS]
Gadus morhua Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Limanda limanda (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Liparis liparis (Linnaeus, 1766) [WoRMS]
Polybius (Polybius) holsatus (Fabricius, 1798) [WoRMS]
Mollusca [WoRMS]
Mustelus mustelus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Odontogadus merlangus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Ophiura Lamarck, 1801 [WoRMS]
Pandalus montagui Leach, 1814 [in Leach, 1813-1814] [WoRMS]
Pectinaria koreni (Malmgren, 1866) [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Pleuronectiformes [WoRMS]
Pomatoschistus Gill, 1863 [WoRMS]
Scomber scombrus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Solea solea (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Trachurus trachurus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Trisopterus luscus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Parameters
Biomass, Calcium carbonate (CaCO3), Current direction, Diversity, Dominance, Epibenthos density, Fish density, Grain size < 63µm, Organic matter content (OM), Presence of biota, Transparency, Water depth, Water temperature

Contributors
Centrum voor Landbouwkundig Onderzoek (CLO), moredata creator Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee (VLIZ), moredata manager

Publication
Based on this dataset:
Maertens, D. (1984). Analyse van de levensgemeenschappen op het Belgisch Kontinentaal Plat: studie van de epibenthale biocoenoses en van de demersale Pisces in en rondom de baggerzones. Mededelingen van het Rijksstation voor Zeevisserij (CLO Gent), 201. CLO Gent: Gent. 45, + annexes pp. [Other original], more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2016-08-18
Information last updated: 2016-08-18
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