Monitoring harbour porpoise abundance and distribution in Dutch waters

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Abstract

European legislation (Habitats Directive and Marine Strategy Framework Directive) requires monitoring of harbour porpoise (Phocoena phocoena) abundance and distribution, as well as changes thereof, in Dutch North Sea waters. The primary objective of the monitoring in The Netherlands is to report on the status of harbour porpoise in Dutch waters every six years, and determine a trend over 12 years.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationDen Burg
PublisherIMARES
Number of pages39
Publication statusPublished - 2013

Publication series

NameReport / IMARES Wageningen UR
PublisherIMARES
No.C162/13

Keywords

  • phocoena
  • mammals
  • north sea
  • monitoring

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    Geelhoed, S. C. V., & Scheidat, M. (2013). Monitoring harbour porpoise abundance and distribution in Dutch waters. (Report / IMARES Wageningen UR; No. C162/13). Den Burg: IMARES.