Rare fish on Dutch coasts

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14 December 2008.

The Atlantic pomfret is a migratory fish species. It usually lives in the deep Atlantic.

Sometimes, these fish take a wrong direction while migrating. Then, they may find themselves in the shallow North Sea. Then, they, rarely, may beach on the coasts of the Netherlands.

Such a rare event is happening right now. Photo’s are here.

28 April 2016 – Management measures aimed at restoring commercial stocks of marine fish, for example cod, is an efficient tool to decrease eutrophication effects in coastal areas. This is the main conclusion of a new study reviewing over 50 experimental studies in the North Atlantic, being published in the Journal of Applied Ecology: here.

12 thoughts on “Rare fish on Dutch coasts

  1. Si on December 26, 2008 at 11:39 pm said:

    Hi I live across the North Sea from you in Holland, in Redcar on the North East coast of England, and have seen these fish washed up on the shore line here. They appeared last week.

    Administrator on December 26, 2008 at 11:51 pm said: Edit

    Hi Si, yes, they usually beach during their December migration. Probably more so in England than in the Netherlands, as their normal migration way is to the west of Scotland.

    Vyv Mathews on March 5, 2009 at 1:06 am said: Edit

    I took a photo of one of these fish washed up on Wells Beach in North Norfolk, England on 8 January 2009.

    Administrator on March 5, 2009 at 1:11 am said: Edit

    Hi Vyv, is that photo on the Internet?


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