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General
Data set name

Hofra z-Zghira Fish Farm monitoring programme (1996-1998)

Data holding centreMalta Centre for Fisheries Sciences
CountryMalta  Malta
Time period1996 : March; May; July; November 1997 : January; March; May 1998 : January; February; April; May; July
OngoingNo
Geographical area

Hofra z-Zghira (Delimara Point)

Observations 
Parameters

Alkalinity, acidity and pH of the water column; Ammonium and ammonia concentration parameters in water bodies; Chlorophyll pigment concentrations in water bodies; Nitrate concentration parameters in the water column; Raw oxygen sensor output; Phosphate concentration parameters in the water column; Salinity of the water column; Raw temperature and/or salinity instrument output; Temperature of the water column

Instruments

Salinity sensor; dissolved gas sensors; pH sensors

Description 
Summary

Water quality data was collected on a routine basis at a number of fish farm sites by the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (Ex National Aquaculture Centre). This forms part of the monitoring programme to check the possible impacts of aquaculture in the marine environment. Two sets of data were submitted to the project. Various parameters are measured on a monthly basis at depths of 1, 10 and 20 metres.

OriginatorsMalta Centre for Fisheries Sciences
Availability 
OrganisationMalta Centre for Fisheries Sciences
AvailabilityUnrestricted
ContactFarrugia Andreina
Address

Malta Centre for Fisheries Sciences
Fort San Lucjan
Marsaxlokk

BBG 06
Malta

Telephone(+356) 21655525
Facsimile(+356) 21659380
Emailmalta.fisheries@gov.mt
Administration 
Collating centreInternational Ocean Institute - Malta Operational Centre (University Of Malta) / Physical Oceanography Unit
Local identifier45008001
Global identifier515
Last revised2009-03-16