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MWTL biological monitoring network Westerschelde: Fish diseases [MWTL biologisch monitoring netwerk Westerschelde: Visziekten]
Contact: Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), more

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Description
Sampling of fish and mussels in The Westerschelde. Determination of moisture and mercury content in muscle tissue, determination of metals, moisture and fat in liver tissue, determination of PCB, HCB, moisture and fat content in liver tissue and determination of blood metabolites. more

Sampling of fish takes place in the central area of ​​the Westerschelde, defined as the area between the plate Hooge Springer and the Biezelingse Ham. It is intended that there are 80 male flounders (externally assessed as healthy) caught with a length distribution between 20 and 35 cm. These flounders are further analyzed by the Dutch Institute for Fisheries Research, IJmuiden: determination of moisture and mercury content in muscle tissue, determination of cadmium, moisture and fat in liver tissue, determination of PCB, HCB, moisture and fat content in liver tissue and determination of blood metabolites. Sampling of mussels occurs in the eastern part of the Westerschelde once a year, in the middle of October. In the field, mussels are collected, and divided into five size classes between 25 and 70 mm. From the collected mussels, the length, the weight of the shell, moisture, mercury, lead, cadmium, copper, zinc, chromium, arsenic, nickel PAHs (15), and PCB (28), pesticides and fat is determined.

Scope
Themes:
Biology, Biology > Fish, Biology > Invertebrates, Environmental quality/pollution, Fisheries
Keywords:
Marine, Brackish water, Terrestrial, Bones, Chemical analysis, Fish diseases, OSPAR, Pollution, ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde, Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758, Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758

Geographical coverage
ANE, Netherlands, Westerschelde Stations [Marine Regions]
Hooge Springer tot Biezelingse Ham
Oostelijk deel

Temporal coverage
From 1983 on [In Progress]
Yearly
From 1983 on [In Progress]
Yearly

Taxonomic coverage
Mytilus edulis Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Pleuronectes flesus Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]

Parameters
Arsenic (As), Cadmium (Cd), Chromium (Cr), Copper (Cu), Fat content, Fluid content, Lead (Pb), Length, Mercury (Hg), Nickel (Ni), Pesticides, Polychlorinated biphenyls (PCBs), Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), Shell weight, Zinc (Zn)

Contributors
Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu; Rijkswaterstaat (RWS), more
Ministerie van Infrastructuur en Milieu; Rijkswaterstaat; Waterdienst, moredata creatorsample analyser Netherlands Institute for Fisheries Research (RIVO), moredata creatorsample analyser

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Parent dataset:
MWTL biological monitoring network Westerschelde, more


Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Monitoring: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2005-09-08
Information last updated: 2005-10-06
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