Skip to Content

Resource hub

Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Freshwater Fauna 2015


The guidance given here deals with common standards monitoring (CSM) for white-clawed crayfish, freshwater pearl mussel and all freshwater fish species on SSSIs, ASSIs and Special Areas of Conservation (SACs).

This provides guidance on the identification of interest features, attributes, targets and methods of assessment. Amphibians are included in the Reptiles and Amphibians guidance, the otter is covered by the Terrestrial Mammals guidance, and other freshwater invertebrates are dealt with by the Invertebrates guidance.

Resource type Publication

Topic category Environment

Reference date 2015·10·01

JNCC (2015) Common Standards Monitoring Guidance for Freshwater Fauna, Version October 2015, JNCC, Freshwater, ISSN 1743-8160.

JNCC and the country nature conservation bodies commenced a programme to develop guidance across the range of species, habitat and earth science features which occur on UK protected sites.

Responsible organisation
Communications, JNCC publisher

Limitations on public access No limitations

Use constraints Available under the Open Government Licence 3.0

Metadata date 2021·03·29

Metadata point of contact
Communications, JNCC

Back to top