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Paweł Prus, Wiesław Wiśniewolski, Jacek Szlakowski, Irena Borzęcka, Paweł Buras, Jan Błachuta, Piotr Dębowski, Marek Jelonek, Mariusz Klich, Krzysztof Kukuła, Janusz Ligięza, Mirosław Przybylski, Grzegorz Radtke, Andrzej Witkowski, Roman Żurek
Development of new fish-based method for assessing the ecological status of rivers on European scale – European Fish Index EFI+
Summary.

The European Water Framework Directive (WFD) defines actions which should lead to improvement of surface waters ecological status in European Union. Biological components, like phytoplankton, phytobenthos, macrophytes, macroinvertebrates and fish will play an important role in assessment of this status. In 2004 the European Fish Index (EFI) was developed as a standard tool to assess the ecological status of rivers in Europe for the purposes described in WFD. Development and testing of this index were based on archival data from electrocatches done in rivers mainly of western and southern European countries. Applicability of such index occurred good mainly for those river types which dominated in the database used for its development. Testing of index applicability as a tool for assessment of lowland rivers, dominating in north-east EU regions (e.g. central and northern Poland, northern Germany, Finland), proved low accordance of results obtained with EFI and another methods. This fact caused need of improvement of this tool, to assure its applicability across whole European Union. Such improvement is a task of current (2007-2009) project undertaken by a consortium of 14 institutions from several EU countries “Improvement and spatial extension of the European Fish Index EFI+”. As a result of this project a new fish-based index for river ecological status assessment should be developed, with much broader applicability range, concerning most river types present in EU countries.

Key words: fish-based assessment, European Union, Water Framework Directive
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MLA Prus, Paweł, et al. "Rozwój ogólnoeuropejskiej metody oceny stanu ekologicznego rzek na podstawie ichtiofauny – Europejski Wskaźnik Ichtiologiczny (EFI+)." Nauka Przyr. Technol. 3.3 (2009): #98.
APA Paweł Prus, Wiesław Wiśniewolski, Jacek Szlakowski, Irena Borzęcka, Paweł Buras, Jan Błachuta, Piotr Dębowski, Marek Jelonek, Mariusz Klich, Krzysztof Kukuła, Janusz Ligięza, Mirosław Przybylski, Grzegorz Radtke, Andrzej Witkowski, Roman Żurek (2009). Rozwój ogólnoeuropejskiej metody oceny stanu ekologicznego rzek na podstawie ichtiofauny – Europejski Wskaźnik Ichtiologiczny (EFI+). Nauka Przyr. Technol. 3 (3), #98
ISO 690 PRUS, Paweł, et al. Rozwój ogólnoeuropejskiej metody oceny stanu ekologicznego rzek na podstawie ichtiofauny – Europejski Wskaźnik Ichtiologiczny (EFI+). Nauka Przyr. Technol., 2009, 3.3: #98.
Corresponding address:
Paweł Prus
Zakład Rybactwa Rzecznego
Instytut Rybactwa Śródlądowego im. Stanisława Sakowicza w Olsztynie
ul. Główna 48
Żabieniec
05-500 Piaseczno
Poland
e-mail: rzeki@infish.com.pl
Accepted for print: 28.04.2009