At the large fish markets fish landings of the important migratory fish species (Atlantic sturgeon, Atlantic salmon, seatrout and allis shad) on the large rivers and coastal waters were reported weekly, monthly and/or anually in the period 1860-1907. Data were digitalized into a database from the historic reports.
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Schiphouwer M (2021): RAVON (NL) - Fish observations extracted from historic reports 1860-1907. v1.7. Reptile, Amphibian and Fish Conservation Netherlands (RAVON). Dataset/Occurrence. http://ipt.nlbif.nl/resource?r=ravon-fish-digitized-historic-reports-1860-1907&v=1.7
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Occurrence; Observation; Atlantic sturgeon; Atlantic salmon; seatrout; allis shad; fyke nets; gill nets; seine nets; fish market; Occurrence
The Netherlands, large rivers, Wadden Sea
|Bounding Coordinates||South West [51.2, 3.78], North East [53.65, 7.06]|
Most important migratory species for commercial fisheries. These species all became extinct in the 20th century due to over fishing, pollution and river regulation.
|Species||Salmo salar (Atlantic salmon), Acipenser sturio (Atlantic sturgeon), Alosa alosa (Allis shad)|
|Subspecies||Salmo trutta trutta (Sea trout)|
|Start Date / End Date||1858-01-01 / 1907-12-31|
Large seine nets, fyke nets and drift nets (gill nets) used by commercial fishermen
|Study Extent||On the large rivers mainly large seine nets (zegen), fyke nets (zalmsteek) and drift nets (gill nets) were used to catch migratory species. On the Wadden Sea migratory species were mainly a by-catch of other fisheries.|
Method step description:
- Fish landed by fisherman were sold at fish markets. The numbers (and sometimes weight) of fish were registered and reported. The reported data was digitalized into this database, with the location of the fish market and its indicative geographic coördinates.
- De visscherij, weekblad 1891 tot 1892 Mededeelingen over visscherij 1898 Mededeelingen over visscherij 1899 Mededeelingen over visscherij 1900 Mededeelingen over visscherij 1901 Mededeelingen over visscherij 1902 Mededeelingen over visscherij 1903 Mededeelingen over visscherij 1904 Mededeelingen over visscherij 1905 Verslag van den staat der Nederlandsche zeevisscherijen over 1860 Verslag van den staat der Nederlandsche zeevisscherijen over 1864 Verslag van den staat der Nederlandsche zeevisscherijen over 1865 Verslag van den staat der Nederlandsche zeevisscherijen over 1867 Verslag van den staat der Nederlandsche zeevisscherijen over 1893 Verslag van den staat der Nederlandsche zeevisscherijen over 1907