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Data set name

IMARES, Inventory of the distribution and abundance of subtidal wild mussel beds in the Western part of the Dutch Wadden Sea 1992-

Data holding centreIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectInventory of the distribution and abundance of sublittoral wild mussel beds in the western Dutch Wadden Sea
Time periodSampling every year in Spring (1992 onwards), sampling in Autumn started in 2005
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Western part of the Dutch Wadden Sea

Observations 
Parameters

Zoobenthos taxonomic abundance

Instruments

Sediment dredges

Description 
Summary

Annually, in Spring, an inventory is performed of the distribution and abundance of sublittoral wild mussel beds in the western part of the Dutch Wadden Sea. Mussel seed fishery occurs in accordance with a fishing plan based on the data of this inventory. The wild stocks of seed mussels are fished and brought to cultivation lots in the Dutch Wadden Sea and the Eastern Scheldt. In order to get data of winter survival of the seed beds sampling in Autumn started in 2005.

OriginatorsIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
Availability 
OrganisationIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge
ContactJoke Kesteloo
Address

IMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, Yerseke
Korringaweg 5
Yerseke

4401 NT
Netherlands

Telephone+31 317487033
Facsimile+31 317487359
Emailjoke.kesteloo@wur.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifierIMARES_5730004
Global identifier5836
Last revised2013-03-26