EN 14757:2005

Water quality - Sampling of fish with multi-mesh gillnets EN 14757:2005

Publication date:   Aug 10, 2006

General information

99.60 Withdrawal effective   May 27, 2015


CEN/TC 230 Water analysis

European Norm

13.060.70   Examination of biological properties of water | 65.150   Fishing and fish breeding



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This European Standard describes a standardised method for sampling fish in lakes, using multi-mesh gillnets. The method provides a whole-lake estimate for species occurrence, quantitative relative fish abundance and biomass expressed as Catch Per Unit Effort (CPUE), and size structure of fish assemblages in temperate lakes. It also provides estimates, which are comparable over time within a lake and between lakes. This European Standard provides information on sampling routines, data handling and reporting, sampling of fish for age and growth analyses as well as applications and further treatment of data. Selected references in support of this European Standard are given in the Bibliography.

Related legislation

Legislation related to this standard


Directive 2000/60/EC of the European Parliament and of the Council of 23 October 2000 establishing a framework for Community action in the field of water policy (substitutes Directive Reference 01/991 - Common Position on WFD)

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EN 14757:2005
99.60 Withdrawal effective
May 27, 2015


EN 14757:2015