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Fish as an environmental indicator

Published: 22 May 2016
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Fish as an environmental indicator is the topic of a newly published report (in Swedish) from the Department of Aquatic Resources at the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences. The report describes how and why fish react to a variety of environmental and biological perturbations, including acidification, eutrophication, climate change, pollution, invasive species and fishing.

  • fish is a good environmental indicator
  • survey fishing with stardardized methods build up a knowledge bank
  • on behalf of the Swedish Agency of Marine and Water Management and the County Administrative Boards we coordinate the national and regional environmental monitoring of fish in Swedish waters


Erik Degerman, environmental monitoring and assessment analyst
Department of Aquatic Resources, SLU, +46 (0)10-478 42 25

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