Rosell, Robert (2001) Monitoring fish populations in Lower Lough Erne, Northern Ireland: applicability of current methods and implications for future monitoring under the EC Water Framework Directive. Freshwater Forum, 16, pp. 65-81.
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The proposed EC Water Framework Directive (WFD) will require member states to monitor both biotic and abiotic components of lake environments. With adoption of the WFD some measurement of fish populations will also be required. This paper describes work carried out since 1971, and particularly since 1991, on the status of fish populations in Lower Lough Erne, Northern Ireland, with an emphasis on defining change over time due to human impacts on the lake. This offers a reasonable starting point from which to develop a monitoring programme suitable for the needs of the WFD in this lake. The implications for as yet unmonitored fish populations in lakes are also determined.
|Title:||Monitoring fish populations in Lower Lough Erne, Northern Ireland: applicability of current methods and implications for future monitoring under the EC Water Framework Directive|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Freshwater Forum|
|Page Range:||pp. 65-81|
|Issuing Agency:||Freshwater Biological Association|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||Biological sampling Introduced species Legislation Man-induced effects; Methodology; Migratory species; Monitoring; Population number; Population structure; Species diversity; Water policy; Northern Ireland; Lough Erne|
|Depositing User:||Hardy B Schwamm|
|Date Deposited:||26 Nov 2010 13:36|
|Last Modified:||29 Sep 2011 18:09|
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