Fish Stock Assessment Methods for Lakes and Reservoirs:

Towards the true picture of fish stock


September 11-15, 2007


Ceske Budejovice, Czech Republic


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To be held by the Biology Centre of Academy of Sciences, Institute of Hydrobiology  of the Czech Republic in cooperation with the European Inland Fisheries Advisory Commission (EIFAC) and Task Group 4‚ Fish Monitoring of the European Committee for Standardization (CEN/TC230/WG2/TG4) under the auspices of the Rector of the University of South Bohemia.



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The methodology of studying large inland waters such as lakes and reservoirs has been rapidly developing during recent years. However, obtaining sound qualitative and quantitative information on all significant ecospecies of fish represents still a challenging task, which is difficult to achieve in many localities. Many improvements of sampling and stock assessment techniques are still required. Fish stock assessment approaches differ vigorously in different countries and work groups and broader international cooperation and standardization of methods is very desirable.

  Institute of Hydrobiology AS CR            EIFAC FAO                                                             University of South Bohemia








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  Sampling approaches:   Quality assessment and assurance:
  • Direct fish sampling methods

  • Use of commercial and sport fishing data

  • Acoustic methods, both shallow and deep waters

  • Demographic & statistical approaches

  • Other approaches: visual counting, mark and recapture, rotenone…


LANGUAGE     The conference language is English


  • Selectivity and effectiveness

  • Interfering factors

  • Suitability in different conditions

  • Sampling strategy and schedule

  • Variability and dispersion

  • Interpretation

  • Standardization




▪  Book of Abstracts


▪  Successfully reviewed manuscripts will be published in a special issue of the Elsevier journal Fisheries Research.

Board of Guest Editors: Jan Kubecka, Phil Hickley, Robin Welcomme, Eva Hohausova

Deadline for manuscript submission - 13 September 2007 (at the conference). More info here.






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13 September 2007 







Rimov Reservoir near Ceske Budejovice. 

Photo by Petr Znachor


Conference secretary:

Eva Hohausova, PhD
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Biology Centre AS CR

Institute of Hydrobiology

Na sadkach 7

Ceske Budejovice

370 05

Czech Republic




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