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Date: 20.10.2022

Hydrobiologists released new methodology of monitoring fish communities in reservoirs and lakes

In October, researchers of the Institute of Hydrobiology, Biology Centre CAS published a new methodology concerning fish populations in lakes and reservoirs. The book is available online.



The book contains the overview and the description of the methods for the monitoring of qualitative and quantitative composition of the fish stock of lakes and reservoirs.

It gives thorough description of the fieldwork and primary processing of information collected. Template field protocols to accompany every sample are attached. Use of multimesh gillnets, hydroacoustics, beach seining, long lines and electorshocking boat is described for the basic monitoring within the scope of the EU Water Framework Directive (2000/60/EC) monitoring of ecological quality or potential of lakes and reservoirs.

Hard copy is available from the Institute of Hydrobiology BC CAS.




Kubečka, J., Balk H., Blabolil, P., Frouzová, J., Kolařík, T., Kratochvíl, M., Muška, M., Prchalová, M., Říha, M., Sajdlová, Z., Soukalová, K., Souza, A., Tušer, M., Vejřík, L., Vejříková I.,2022. Methodology of monitoring fish communities in reservoirs and lakes. Biology Centre CAS. ISBN 978-80-86668-95-6. 110 pp.




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