An own-initiative project of APLYSIA Institute, named ?Peixe Guia? (Fish Guide), echoes in Canada. See below an article published by the Federal Environmental Agency Canada (Environment Canada).
The PEIXE-GUIA project, aims to standardize and rationalize directives relating to the environmental monitoring of water bodies, identifying which are the relevant environmental factors to be considered in the classification and identification of water bodies.
Therefore, the model that are being developed by APLYSIA Institute is based on Canadian experience of success, named ?Environmental Effects Monitoring?, developed and consolidated by the Canadian federal environmental agency (Environment Canada) and the Canadian Rivers Institute (CRI).
This model combines physical, chemical and biological analysis of an environment and also, uses as a main bioindicator of the environment quality, the health of the fish population.