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FISHGAL: Monitoring spatial ecology and behaviour of coastal FISH species in off GALicia (NW Spain)
Alexandre Alonso-Fernández, David Villegas-Ríos, Gonzalo Mucientes (2019). Spatial ecology and behaviour of coastal fish species off Galician coast (NW Spain).

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The FISHGAL project develops a tagging program of coastal fish species off the Galician coast. FISHGAL is supported by the fixed acoustic array established in the project MOBEIA (see ETN projects) to tracking the tagged animals. The main objective of FISHGAL is to build time series of fish movement and behavior to understand their response to environmental and human pressures in highly developed coastal area, Galicia. more

FISHGAL tagging program, carried out by the Fisheries Ecology group of the IIM-CSIC, started by the summer of 2019. It was stablished as a result of a national project, TAC (Pleamar program, Fundación Biodiversidad, 2018), to evaluate the efficiency of the National Park as a marine protected area and continued by DESTAC and IGENTAC projects (Pleamar program 2019 and 2020). Several species have been tagged so far (Raja undulata, Raja clavata, Scyliorhinus canicula, Raja brachyura, Labrus bergylta). Fish were tagged using VEMCO (69 kHz) and THELMA BIOTEL tags (69 and 71 kHz), more than 175 fish by 2021 and growing.

Biology, Biology > Fish, Fisheries > Fish stocks/catches/taggings
Marine/Coastal, Acoustic data, Acoustic telemetry, Acoustic Telemetry, Biologging, Coastal areas, Environmental impact, Fish behaviour, Fish movement, Galician coast (spain), Galician rias, Man-induced effects, National parks, Time series, Tracking, VEMCO, ANE, Spain, Galicia, Ria de Vigo, Labrus bergylta Ascanius, 1767, Pisces, Raja brachyura Lafont, 1871, Raja clavata Linnaeus, 1758, Raja undulata Lacepède, 1802, Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758)

Geographical coverage
ANE, Spain, Galicia, Ria de Vigo [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 24 May 2019 on [In Progress]

Taxonomic coverage
Labrus bergylta Ascanius, 1767 [WoRMS]
Pisces [WoRMS]
Raja brachyura Lafont, 1871 [WoRMS]
Raja clavata Linnaeus, 1758 [WoRMS]
Raja undulata Lacepède, 1802 [WoRMS]
Scyliorhinus canicula (Linnaeus, 1758) [WoRMS]

Fish detections Methodology
Fish detections: Acoustic telemetry

Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas; Instituto de Investigaciones Marinas de Vigo (IIM), moredata creator
Universitat de les Illes Balears; Instituto Mediterraneo de Estudios Avanzados (IMEDEA), moredata creator

Related datasets
Parent dataset:
European Tracking Network (ETN) data, more

Dataset status: In Progress
Data type: Data
Data origin: Research: field survey
Metadatarecord created: 2020-12-02
Information last updated: 2023-05-22
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