RAVON (NL) - Fish observations extracted from Hoek (1888) and Hoek (1897)

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Fish observations from the lower Rhine/Meuse delta collected by anchored nets extracted from reports by Hoek (1888) and Hoek (1897)

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Researchers should cite this work as follows:

Hoek, P.P.C., 1888. Tijdschrift der Nederlandsche Dierkundige Vereeniging. SUPPLEMENT DEEL II BEVATTENDE EEN RAPPORT OVER ANKERKUIL- EN STAALBOOMEN-VISSCHERIJ. E.J. Brill, Leiden.


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pisces; fish; ankerkuil; zalm; elft; fint; rivierprik; bot; paling; bot; spiering; haring; salmon; Alosa; Lampetra; Salmo; Anguilla; Rhine; Alburnus; Platichthys; P.P.C. Hoek; H.C. Redeke; Occurrence; Observation; Occurrence


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Geographic Coverage

Lower Rhine/Meuse delta, the Netherlands

Bounding Coordinates South West [51.61, 3.86], North East [51.94, 5.1]

Taxonomic Coverage

Wide variety of fresh water and salt water fish species inhabiting the estuary

Species Abramis brama, Agonus cataphractus, Alburnus alburnus, Alosa alosa, Alosa fallax, Ammodytes spec., Anguilla anguilla, Barbus barbus, Belone belone, Blicca bjoerkna, Chondrostoma nasus, Clupea harengus, Coregonus albula, Coregonus maraena, Cyclopterus lumpus, Cyprinus carpio, Echiichthys vipera, Engraulis encrasicolus, Esox lucius, Gadus morhua, Gasterosteus aculeatus, Gobio gobio, Gymnocephalus cernua, Lampetra fluviatilis, Leuciscus idus, Leuciscus leuciscus, Liparis liparis, Merlangius merlangus, Myoxocephalus scorpius, Osmerus eperlanus, Perca fluviatilis, Petromyzon marinus, Pholis gunnellus, Platichthys flesus, Pleuronectes platessa, Pomatoschistus minutus, Pungitius pungitius, Rutilus rutilus, Salmo salar, Salmo trutta, Scardinius erythrophthalmus, Scophthalmus rhombus, Solea solea, Spinachia spinachia, Sprattus sprattus, Squalius cephalus, Syngnathus rostellatus, Tinca tinca, Zoarces viviparus

Temporal Coverage

Start Date / End Date 1886-03-22 / 1896-10-30

Sampling Methods

Fishing with a static net from an anchored boat in strong tidal or fluvial currents. The net has a wide opening wich leads to a narrow end. In Dutch: 'ankerkuil'.

Study Extent Lower Rhine/Meuse delta was studied for damage of fisheries to salmon and Alosa fallax and Alosa alosa stocks in the late 19th century.

Method step description:

  1. data from reports were digitalized

Bibliographic Citations

  1. Hoek, P.P.C., 1897. Rapport over het visschen met ankerkuilen, zoowel in de gesloten tijd als daarna. Gebroeders van Cleef, ’s Gravenhage.

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