Windermere fish abundance 1940-2012

This dataset consists of information regarding the abundance of fish species from Windermere, and includes long-term data on Arctic Charr (Salvelinus alpinus), Pike (Esox lucius), Perch (Perca fluviatilis) and some recent data on Roach (Rutilus rutilus) from net and trap sampling, together with data on total fish abundance from hydroacoustics. Data collection began in 1940. With the exception of the hydroacoustics, the data were initially collected by the Freshwater Biological Association (FBA) but have been collected by CEH and its predecessor Institute of Freshwater Ecology (IFE) since 1989. The hydroacoustics data have been collected by CEH/IFE since 1990. The data available to download originate from Windermere North and South Basins and are given as yearly averages.

Publication date: 2013-04-19

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

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Where/When

Study area
Temporal extent
1940-02-01    to    2012-12-31

Provenance & quality

The catch per unit effort data were initially collected by the Freshwater Biological Association but have been collected by CEH and its predecessor Institute of Freshwater Ecology (IFE) since 1989. Some of the data date back to 1940. The hydroacoustic data has been collected by CEH/IFE since 1990. For further information, refer to the supporting documentation.

Correspondence/contact details

Dr. Ian Winfield
Centre for Ecology & Hydrology
Lancaster Environment Centre, Library Avenue, Bailrigg
Lancaster
Lancashire
LA1 4AP
United Kingdom
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk

Other contacts

Custodian
Environmental Information Data Centre
eidc@ceh.ac.uk
Owner
Natural Environment Research Council
enquiries@ceh.ac.uk
Owner
The Freshwater Biological Association
info@fba.org.uk

Spatial

Spatial representation type
Vector
Spatial reference system
OSGB 1936 / British National Grid

Tags

Topic categories
Biota , Environment , Inland Waters
Keywords
Arctic Charr,  Biodiversity Cumbria Esox lucius lake,  Lake District Perca fluviatilis Perch,  Pike,  Roach,  Rutilus rutilus Salvelinus alpinus Windermere
INSPIRE Theme
Species Distribution