Winfield, I.J.; Michael, V.P.; Andreou, N.

Fish monitoring data from Akrotiri SBA, Cyprus, February 2018 to March 2019

This dataset contains the number and fork length of Aphanius fasciatus and Gambusia holbrooki individuals caught in traps within pools and channels in Akrotiri SBA, Cyprus between 26th February 2018 and 19th March 2019. Fish were collected from submerged and semi-submerged traps within six pools and three channels within the lake approximately every two weeks before being measured, sexed as obvious males and then released. Traps were deployed for 24 hours before data were collected. Water temperature, dissolved oxygen and conductivity were also measured. Data were collected as part of a Defra Darwin Initiative Plus project to ascertain baseline data on native and non-native fish populations in the Sovereign Base Area of Akrotiri.

Publication date: 2019-06-27

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This dataset is available under the terms of the Open Government Licence

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

You must cite: Winfield, I.J.; Michael, V.P.; Andreou, N. (2019). Fish monitoring data from Akrotiri SBA, Cyprus, February 2018 to March 2019. NERC Environmental Information Data Centre.


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Study area
Temporal extent
2018-02-26    to    2019-03-19

Provenance & quality

All equipment and protocols were sourced and developed by an experienced (>25 years of relevant experience) staff member from the Centre for Ecology & Hydrology (CEH), who also led the initial field work which included specific training for a staff member from the local organisation. All incoming data were reviewed and digitised by the CEH staff member. An exploratory series of trials was conducted to assess trap performance in different habitats and configurations using underwater video recording before the final configurations were decided.

Correspondence/contact details

Jodey Peyton
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Maclean Building, Benson Lane, Crowmarsh Gifford
OX10 8BB
United Kingdom


Winfield, I.J.
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Michael, V.P.
Akrotiri Environmental Education Centre
Andreou, N.
Joint Services Health Unit Cyprus

Other contacts

Environmental Information Data Centre
NERC Environmental Information Data Centre


Spatial representation type
Tabular (text)
Spatial reference system
WGS 84


Topic categories
Biota , Environment
Aphanius fasciatus Biodiversity Eastern mosquitofish,  Gambusia holbrooki Invasive species
Environmental Monitoring Facilities