D1933/001/01 - Environment Agency Rare and Protected Species Records

Subject Miscellaneous
Abstract Protected species records collected through Environment Agency survey, including from; BIOSYS database - invertebrate, plant and algal monitoring from marine and freshwater, the National Fish Population Database - fish monitoring, and ad-hoc records from surveys at local offices. Currently not including records for fresh water pearl mussel. Please help us to improve our species records by reporting any errors you find within this dataset to marina.flamank@environment-agency.gov.uk For more information on how the protected species data set is used for screening permits please read EA NBN News article.
Species Groups Bony Fish (Actinopterygii) [35]
Geographic Coverage/Site Name General: Great Britain
Geographic Coverage Notes The records cover England. There is a bias towards rivers as this is where the Environment Agency carries out routine monitoring. Wetland sites are also targeted to give cover to areas where we are most likely to have an impact.
Dataset Owner Environment Agency
Dataset Contact Marina Flamank
Date Range 1999 - 2014
Total Records 35
Restriction Details Standard Restrictions Only
Acknowledgements Environment Agency (NBN download 14/01/2020)
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Original Title Environment Agency Rare and Protected Species Records
Temporal Coverage Notes 1972 - 2016
Purpose Prior to 2009, impacts on protected species, of permits and projects, were considered at local offices. Since 2009 a national system screens protected species sensitive to lower impact permits and requires a national data set for them of which this is one part. Screening is carried out using on all protected species EA is given access to.
Capture Methods Records are collected by a variety of methods; these include targeted survey for particular species, standardised sampling methods for many species, sightings made during field work. There are many records collected in partnership a^?? in general our partners incorporate jointly owned records into their datasets and load them to NBN Gateway.
Verification/Validation Procedures Our confidence is High. Each record has been provided either as part of a survey where the surveyor was professional, trained or validated by Biodiversity staff.
Data Collated by Environment Agency
Dataset Category Category 03: Dataset originates from other trusted source
Dataset Status Not Known
Data Entry Project Completion Date N/A
Date Imported 15/01/2020