Inventory of fish monitoring and research programmes in the Wadden Sea published

The report titled "Trilateral Fish Monitoring: Overview of monitoring and research for SWIMWAY" presents an inventory of monitoring and long-term research programmes that include marine and estuarine fish in Denmark, Germany and the Netherlands. It focuses on the Wadden Sea tidal flats, gullies (tidal inlets and streams) as well as subtidal marine areas and estuaries bordering the Wadden Sea. This report also contains an overview of analyses of existing data which will help in implementing the trilateral fish target and could translate into short-term, collaborative research projects. 

The report was published by the Common Wadden Sea Secretariat (CWSS) as part of the pillar ‘Research and Monitoring of the trilateral SWIMWAY Vision and Action Programme. Results of this report support the trilateral ad-hoc Working Group SWIMWAY in their process towards a future permanent trilateral Expert Group Swimway and provide valuable information for the Trilateral Monitoring and Assessment Programme (TMAP) and Quality Status Report (QSR).

The SWIMWAY Vision and Action Programme aim to implement the trilateral fish target set in the Wadden Sea Plan and to enhance our understanding of essential processes and functional pathways of Wadden Sea fish.