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General
Data set name

Fish sampling from five power station cooling water intake screens around the coast of England (1972-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time periodFrom 1972 onwards
OngoingYes
Geographical area

5 power stations on the east, south and west coast of England (Oldbury (Severn estuary), Tilbury and West Thurrock (Thames), Dungeness (Sussex) and Sizewell (Suffolk))

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish abundance in water bodies; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

The cooling water intake screens are sampled fortnightly during September to December for bass, and fortnightly during March to May for 1- group sole. Fish lengths and numbers/hour have been recorded for all species captured at Sizewell (1982-1986), Dungeness (1982-1989), Oldbury (1972-1993), West Thurrock (1975-1992) and Tilbury (1993-1996).

OriginatorsCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Data web sitehttp://www.cefas.co.uk/
Availability 
OrganisationCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
AvailabilityLicence
ContactContracts Office, CEFAS, Lowestoft
Address

Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
Pakefield Road
Lowestoft
Suffolk
NR33 OHT
United Kingdom

Telephone+44 1621 562244
Facsimile+44 (0)1502 513865
Administration 
Collating centreBritish Oceanographic Data Centre
Local identifier1029068
Global identifier447
Last revised2009-05-22