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A Statistical Model for Estimation of Ichthyofauna Quality Based on Water Parameters in Oituz Bazin

Popescu, Carmen, Ureche, Dorel, Ureche, Camelia, Nechita, Elena
Transylvanian review of systematical and ecological research 2016 v.17 no.1 pp. 85-94
basins, biometry, ecosystems, employment, fish, fish consumption, humans, pH, people, rivers, statistical models, surface water, water temperature
Fish represents an important food source for people worldwide. Moreover, although considered a very old occupation, fishing continues to provide jobs, especially for the people living in the coastal countries. The quality of surface waters affects the quality of fish as a food source. For this reason, the present study aims to assess the quality of the ichthyofauna in the Oituz River and some of its tributaries using several parameters that have been computed based on the biometric data of the biological material gathered during 2004-2008, in correlation with the water pH and water temperature. The present paper also highlights some observations regarding the changes of the analyzed ecosystems, as well as some recommendations regarding the fish consumption in the studied basin, considered as a food source for humans.