METRIC: Testing the tools for fish classification and inter-comparison of sampling apparatus

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This study compiled datasets from a range of Transitional Waters not previously surveyed for fish. It tested the suitasbility of a range of gear types, following procedures in place in UK estuaries.

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Dr. Francis O'Beirn
Marine Institute
Research Scientist
Marine Institute, Oranmore, Rinville, Oranmore Co. Galway, Ireland
Telephone: +353 (091) 387250

Dr. James King
Central Fisheries Board (CFB)
Research Scientist
Swords Business Campus, Swords, Co. Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
Telephone: +353 1 8843600

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Resource KeywordsMarine Ecological phytoplankton chlorophyll Fish
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2005-S-MS-37
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeWater Quality
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Project Start Date Monday 23rd January 2006 (23-01-2006)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Monday 23rd January 2006 (23-01-2006)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Sunday 28th January 2007 (28-01-2007)
Published on SAFERThursday 4th October 2007 (04-10-2007)
Date of Last EditMonday 8th October 2007 at 11:07:24 (08-10-2007)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 4th October 2007 at 14:27:02 (04-10-2007)

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Selected estuaries (Transitional Waters) and lagoons around the Irish coast

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n 2006, CFB undertook an additional series of fish investigations in transitional Waters in an EPA-funded study. This study, the METRIC project, was undertaken by CFB in conjunction with the Marie Institute. The study was designed to develop protocols and metrics for implementing Water Framework Directive in Irish Coastal and Transitional Waters. Colleagues from the Marine Institute undertook studies on phytoplankton and higher plants and on benthic invertebrates. CFB undertook the fish studies.

Servicing WFD requirements in respect of gear trials, sampling protocol development and database compilation
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Dataset privides species composition and abundance from sites in estuaries and lagoons sampled by (a) beach seine,
(b) fyke netting and
(c) beam trawling.In addition, data on Temperature (șC), Salinity (PSU), Oxygen saturation (%) were collected at beach seine sites.
All site locations recorded on GPS to permit GIS mapping.
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