Lerebours, A.; Smith, J.T.

Impact of environmental radiation on the health and reproductive status of fish from Japan, 2017

Data set presents results from fish biometry field work within four lakes in Japan (Suzuuchi, Funazawa, Kashiramori, Abakuma). Data comprise sampling location, fish species, sex, length, weight (total fish, gonad and liver weight). Fish were sampled during May 2017; target species included crucian carp, common carp and smallmouth bass. For the health and reproductive status assessment, fish of similar weight and total length were collected. Gill nets (20 m length and 21 mm mesh size) were employed to ensure capture of homogeneous groups of mature fish.
The work described here was conducted under the TREE project (http://tree.ceh.ac.uk/) funded by the Natural Environment Research Council, Environment Agency and Radioactive Waste Management Ltd.

Publication date: 2019-08-20

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This dataset will be available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

Format of the dataset : Comma-separated values (CSV)

You must cite: Lerebours, A.; Smith, J.T. (2019). Impact of environmental radiation on the health and reproductive status of fish from Japan, 2017. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre. https://doi.org/10.5285/07347484-5d35-4335-bdbe-ac9d7b33c84f


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Study area
Temporal extent
2017-05-08    to    2017-05-18

Provenance & quality

Fish were carefully removed from the nets and kept alive into tanks containing aerated water. Fish fell unconscious by a blow to the head and were then killed by performing a concussion of the brain to limit as much as possible the suffering as recommended by the UK Home Office procedure (Animals Scientific Procedures Act, 198618). Scales were sampled for age determination. Body weight, total length, and gonadal weight recorded for each fish. The gonads were dissected, weighted, fixed in buffered formalin solution for 24h and preserved in ethanol for later study.
File uploaded is of the biometry data retrieved from the field work.

Correspondence/contact details

Yasmin Guler
University of Portsmouth


Lerebours, A.
University of Portsmouth
Smith, J.T.
University of Portsmouth

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre

Additional metadata

Topic categories
Environment , Biota
Carp,  Environmental survey Fukushima,  Japan,  Radioecology
Natural Environment Research Council
Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84
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