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Data set name

Marine Fish Disease Surveys (1991-)

Data holding centreCentre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft Laboratory
CountryUnited Kingdom  United Kingdom
Time period1972 (annual from 1991 onwards)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Various areas of the North Sea, Southern Bight, English Channel, South Western Approaches, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea and Irish Sea.

Observations 
Parameters

Fish disease and parasites

Instruments

Pelagic trawl nets

Description 
Summary

Since 1991 the surveys have been annual, following ICES recommendations for Standardised Disease Monitoring. Otherwise,earlier less detailed surveys were made, usually in conjunction with CEFAS cruise work. Dab have been the main target fish species model for recording and comparing trends in disease prevalences. Diseases of other commercial fish were recorded when sufficient samples were obtained. Raw disease data are recorded on Station Sheets, with summaries of disease prevalence distribution on maps. Most data have been forwarded to ICES for inclusion in the ICES Environmental Databank, or presented in Aquatic Environmental Monitoring Reports, published papers and other articles.

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 identifier1029100
Global identifier483
Last revised2009-05-22