IBTS 2008

Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set IBTS INTERNATIONAL BOTTOM TRAWL SURVEY (IBTS),
Ship Thalassa
Ship owner Ifremer
Dates 25/01/2008 (Brest) - 22/02/2008 (Boulogne)
Chief scientist(s) VERIN Yves


IFREMER Centre de Boulogne sur Mer

150 quai Gambetta

BP 699


+33 (0)3


DOI 10.17600/8040010
Objective Main objective: Building time series of abundance indexes for the main commercial species in the North Sea and Eastern English Channel (Assessment of the main commercial species). Larval index calculated for herring and sprat. Additional objectives: Logging of acoustic data for later analysis. Egg sampling using the CUFES (Continuous Underway Fish Egg Sampler) in the North Sea. Study on hydrological, phytoplankton and zooplankton compartments. Related projects are the International Bottom Trawl Survey ¿ Assessments of fisheries under EU management and non-EU management. Fisheries information system.

Published data

Foveau Aurelie, Llapasset Margaux, Desroy Nicolas, Vaz Sandrine (2016). Life history traits' scoring to calculate a trawl disturbance indicator on mega- epibenthic fauna. SEANOE. http://doi.org/10.17882/44632

Data managed by SISMER



Bourdaud Pierre, Gascuel Didier, Bentorcha Abdelkrim, Brind'Amour Anik (2016). New trophic indicators and target values for an ecosystem-based management of fisheries. Ecological Indicators, 61, 588-601. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.ecolind.2015.10.010
Cormon Xochitl, Ernande Bruno, Kempf Alexander, Vermard Youen, Marchal Paul (2016). North Sea saithe Pollachius virens growth in relation to food availability, density dependence and temperature. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 542, 141-151. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.3354/meps11559 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00314/42499/
Cormon Xochitl, Loots Christophe, Vaz Sandrine, Vermard Youen, Marchal Paul (2014). Spatial interactions between saithe (Pollachius virens) and hake (Merluccius merluccius) in the North Sea. Ices Journal Of Marine Science, 71(6), 1342-1355. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsu120 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00200/31146/
Lelievre Stephanie, Vaz Sandrine, Martin C. S., Loots Christophe (2014). Delineating recurrent fish spawning habitats in the North Sea. Journal Of Sea Research, 91, 1-14. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares2014.03.008 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00185/29674/
Marty Lise, Rochet Marie-Joelle, Ernande Bruno (2014). Temporal trends in age and size at maturation of four North Sea gadid species: cod, haddock, whiting and Norway pout. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 497, 179-197. http://doi.org/10.3354/meps10580
Benzinou Abdesslam, Carbini Sebastien, Nasreddine Kamal, Elleboode Romain, Mahe Kelig (2013). Discriminating stocks of striped red mullet (Mullus surmuletus) in the Northeast European seas using three automatic shape classification methods. Fisheries Research, 143, 153-160. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.fishres.2013.01.015
Collie Jeremy, Rochet Marie-Joelle, Bell Richard (2013). Rebuilding fish communities: the ghost of fisheries past and the virtue of patience. Ecological Applications, 23(2), 374-391. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1890/12-0877.1 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00198/30930/
Delavenne Juliette, Marchal Paul, Vaz Sandrine (2013). Defining a pelagic typology of the eastern English Channel. Continental Shelf Research, 52, 87-96. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1016/j.csr.2012.10.016 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00125/23655/
Rochet Marie-Joelle, Collie Jeremy S., Trenkel Verena (2013). How Do Fishing and Environmental Effects Propagate Among and Within Functional Groups? Bulletin Of Marine Science, 89(1), 285-315. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.5343/bms.2011.1138 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00154/26492/
Caut Stephane, Jowers Michael J., Michel Loic, Lepoint Gilles, Fisk Aaron T. (2013). Diet- and tissue-specific incorporation of isotopes in the shark Scyliorhinus stellaris, a North Sea mesopredator. Marine Ecology Progress Series, 492, 185-198. http://doi.org/10.3354/meps10478
Lelievre Stephanie, Antajan Elvire, Vaz Sandrine (2012). Comparison of traditional microscopy and digitized image analysis to identify and delineate pelagic fish egg spatial distribution. Journal Of Plankton Research, 34(6), 470-483. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbs015 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00074/18552/
Greenstreet Simon P. R., Fraser Helen M., Rogers Stuart I., Trenkel Verena, Simpson Stephen, Pinnegar John K. (2012). Redundancy in metrics describing the composition, structure, and functioning of the North Sea demersal fish community. Ices Journal Of Marine Science, 69(1), 8-22. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1093/icesjms/fsr188 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00056/16709/
Lelievre Stephanie, Vaz Sandrine, Fox Christopher (2012). The effectiveness of the continuous underway fish egg sampler compared with standard vertical plankton hauls for sampling the eggs of demersal species in the southern North Sea. Fisheries Oceanography, 21(2-3), 109-124. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2419.2012.00613.x , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00065/17663/
Lelievre Stephanie, Jerome Marc, Maes Gregory E., Vaz Sandrine, Calaivany Sachidhanandam, Verrez-Bagnis Veronique (2012). Integrating molecular identification of pelagic eggs with geostatistical mapping to improve the delineation of North Sea fish spawning grounds. Marine Ecology-progress Series, 445, 161-172. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.3354/meps09443 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00059/16999/
Planque Benjamin, Loots Christophe, Petitgas Pierre, Lindstrom Ulf, Vaz Sandrine (2011). Understanding what controls the spatial distribution of fish populations using a multi-model approach. Fisheries Oceanography, 20(1), 1-17. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2419.2010.00546.x , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00022/13309/
Lelievre Stephanie, Verrez-Bagnis Veronique, Jerome Marc, Vaz Sandrine (2010). PCR-RFLP analyses of formalin-fixed fish eggs for the mapping of spawning areas in the Eastern Channel and Southern North Sea. Journal Of Plankton Research, 32(11), 1527-1539. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1093/plankt/fbq067 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00005/11613/
Loots Christophe, Vaz Sandrine, Koubbi P., Planque Benjamin, Coppin Franck, Verin Yves (2010). Inter-annual variability of North Sea plaice spawning habitat. Journal Of Sea Research, 64(4), 427-435. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1016/j.seares.2010.01.007 , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00018/12900/
Trenkel Verena, Rochet Marie-Joelle (2010). Combining time trends in multiple metrics for identifying persistent changes in population processes or environmental stressors. Journal Of Applied Ecology, 47(4), 751-758. Publisher's official version : http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2664.2010.01824.x , Open Access version : http://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00008/11926/