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Fish Species Distribution Database

What is the Fish Species Distribution Database?


It is a central database with a continuously maintained register of the state-wide fish species that occurr in the German states of Brandenburg and Saxony-Anhalt. The data collection provides an overview of the distribution and situation of fish species in flowing and still waters, but also documents population developments and changes in fish communities.
Evaluations of the data collection can be used, for example, to derive protection and development measures, provide a basis for comparison for fish population studies, or form the basis for ecological watercourse evaluations.

In order to keep the fish species register up to date continually, the cooperation of many people, including citizens, with institutions working in the field of fisheries, aquatic ecology or nature conservation is required.


We need your help!


To complete the state-wide data collections, your information on fish sightings is always welcome! If possible, please use the prepared Excel data table to submit your data. Please return the completed file to us by email. Alternatively, you can download this form to print out and fill in by hand. If you would like to provide us with your data in another form, please contact us! The contact person for the fish species distribution Database is the head of our fish ecology department, Mr. Steffen Zahn (see box). Apologies, currently the forms are only available in German language - we are working on an English version.


Publications of the Fish Species Distribution Database


The current fish species records and evaluations for Brandenburg (period 1999-2009) are summarised in the German language brochure "Fische in Brandenburg - aktuelle Kartierung und Beschreibung der märkischen Fischfauna".


For more information please contact Steffen Zahn; for ordering a free copy please contact the by email.