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Visdoorgangen - Fish passage places in Flanders, Belgium
Buysse D (2022): Visdoorgangen - Fish passage places in Flanders, Belgium. v15.4. Research Institute for Nature and Forest (INBO). Dataset/Occurrence.
Contact: Buysse, David

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Migration of fish in streams and rivers is prevented by various structures (mills, weirs, locks, ...). To make the migration of those fish species possible again, various projects are realized in Flanders. This dataset contains information on the functioning of the fish passages. more

Geographic coverage: The Flemish Region is one of the three official regions of the Kingdom of Belgium—alongside the Walloon Region and the Brussels-Capital Region. It is usually simply referred to as Flanders. It occupies the northern part of Belgium and covers an area of 13,522 km2 (44.29% of Belgium). It is one of the most densely populated regions of Europe.
Taxonomic coverage: All species in this dataset are fishes (Actinopterygii, Cephalaspidomorphi), except for the Chinese mitten crab (Eriocheir sinensis), which is an invasive arthropod. The top 3 recorded species are Gobio gobio (29%), Rutilus rutilus (26%), and Barbatula barbatula (9%).
Sampling methods: Fyke net catches.
Study Extent: Evaluation of Fish passage places.
Quality Control: All records are validated. The publication of this dataset was supported by the INBO as part of the Flemish contribution to LifeWatch.

Biology > Fish
Fresh water, Fish ladders, Fishways, Migration, Observation, Belgium, Flanders, Actinopterygii, Barbatula barbatulus (Linnaeus, 1758), Cephalaspidomorphi †, Gobio gobio (Linnaeus, 1758), Malacostraca, Pisces, Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
Belgium, Flanders [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
1 January 2003 - 1 January 2008

Taxonomic coverage
Actinopterygii [WoRMS]
Barbatula barbatulus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Cephalaspidomorphi † [WoRMS]
Gobio gobio (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]
Malacostraca [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Rutilus rutilus (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Occurrence of biota

Vlaamse overheid; Beleidsdomein Omgeving; Instituut voor Natuur- en Bosonderzoek (INBO), moredata creator

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Other relation:
Evaluation of fish passage in Flemish rivers, more

LifeWatch: Flemish contribution to, more

Dataset status: Completed
Data type: Data
Data origin: Data collection
Metadatarecord created: 2017-06-29
Information last updated: 2022-07-28
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