Fishing along the dam newsletter editions


Posted on: 01/12/2017

Spring 2016 marked the beginning of a citizen science project called Fishing along the dam (Visse langs de Dam, in Dutch). This newsletter releases monthly edition to update participants of the ongoing activities and results.

A collaborative monitoring program for the longitudinal training dams

This citizen science project is part of the collaborative monitoring program for the longitudinal training dams. The citizens’ involvement is coordinated by the researcher Laura Verbrugge and Frank Collas within the activities of their RiverCare research:

  • In collaboration with the Royal Dutch Angler Association a number of fishing days / competitions are organised every year (2016, 2017 and 2018) in the channel behind the longitudinal dam between Ophemert and Wamel. These fishing days are open and free for everyone and have the aim of contributing to fish stock research behind the longitudinal dams by reporting their catches.
  • Laura maintains the local fishermen participants engaged and informed about the monitoring results and research activities via the monthly newsletter and Facebook page ( ). Explore the newsletter editions and facebook page to learn more (in Dutch).

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2016 editions (in Dutch)

2017 editions (in Dutch)

  • Newsletter 6 | April 2017: Update to report observations
  • Newsletter 7 | May 2017: Effects of the underwater sounds on fish in the bank channel.
  • Newsletter 8 | June 2017: Results of the 2017 competition
  • Newsletter 9 | July 2017: Overview of summer monitoring activities
  • Newsletter 10 | August 2017: Special catches and experiments in Wageningen
  • Newsletter 11 | September 2017: Results of last month monitoring activities
  • Newsletter 12 | October 2017: Photo series of the river bank

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