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shad_scheldt_dst: Tracking twaite shads at sea by using data storage tags
Verhelst P., Coeck J, Reubens, J. 2022. Tracking twaite shads at sea by using data storage tags.

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The twaite shad (Alosa fallax) is an anadromous fish species, growing at sea but spawning in freshwater. Many knowledge gaps persist on the lifecycle of this clupeid species. It is for instance unknown where shads reside at sea during their growing phase. In this project, we tag twaite shads with data storage tags (G5, CEFAS Technology ltd., UK) to geolocate their movement patterns at sea. As such, we hope to know map their spatio-temporal distribution to inform management so they can take adequate management measures for this European Habitats Directive species.

Biology, Biology > Acoustics, Biology > Ecology - biodiversity, Biology > Fish
Alosa, Anadromous fish, Anadromous species, Animal movement, Archival tags, Ecological distribution, Fish growth, Fish movement, Geographical distribution, Growth patterns, Residence times, Shad, Spatial distribution, Spatio-temporal, Temporal distribution, ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS), ANE, Scheldt Estuary, Actinopterygii, Alosa Linck, 1790, Alosa fallax (Lacepède, 1803), Animalia, Clupeidae Cuvier, 1816, Teleostei

Geographical coverage
ANE, Belgium, Belgian Continental Shelf (BCS) [Marine Regions]
ANE, Scheldt Estuary [Marine Regions]

Temporal coverage
From 26 April 2022 on [In Progress]
Not relevant

Taxonomic coverage
Actinopterygii [WoRMS]
Alosa Linck, 1790 [WoRMS]
Alosa fallax (Lacepède, 1803) [WoRMS]
Animalia [WoRMS]
Clupeidae Cuvier, 1816 [WoRMS]
Teleostei [WoRMS]

Pressure Methodology , Water temperature Methodology
Pressure: Sensor measurement stored on animal-borne tag
Water temperature: Sensor measurement stored on animal-borne tag

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

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

Dataset status: In Progress
Metadatarecord created: 2022-04-25
Information last updated: 2022-04-25
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