Nekton Monitoring in Saltmarsh Learning Outcomes

At the completion of this learning series you will have the basic information to safely set up a fyke net, collect and process the catch as well as record all the information in a format ready for the use by research scientists. This learning series commences with the introduction below before covering the following steps related to monitoring nekton:

Understanding and setting up a fyke net and the equipment for nekton capture in a saltmarsh habitat

Processing the Catch: How to safely remove the nekton into a processing container

Recording the Data: How to Retrieve, identify and measure specimens and then record the details on the datasheet

Summary and Review: A summary and review of the nekton monitoring process. Involves a short quiz.


Introduction to Nekton Monitoring


Sampling fish and crustaceans in mangrove and saltmarsh habitats can be difficult due to the structure of the vegetation impacting on the efficiency of sampling equipment. One method practised in research science is the deployment of fyke nets. In this section we will look at some of the challenges in sampling as well as understand the basic structure of a fyke net.


Introduction to Fyke Nets: Presentation Notes

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Video Presentation



This short presentation outlines the learning objectives of this module and introduces the rationale behind the use of fyke nets to sample mangrove and saltmarsh habitat. You can enlarge the screen by clicking on the bottom right hand icon of the player [   ].