Type Oceanographic cruise
Set This cruise is part of the set PELGAS
Ship Thalassa
Ship owner Ifremer
Dates 25/04/2007 - 27/05/2007
Chief scientist(s) MASSE Jacques


Centre Ifremer de Nantes

Rue de l'Ile d'Yeu

BP 2105

44311 Nantes Cedex 3

+33 (0)2 40 37 41 67

DOI 10.17600/7040040
Objective Assessing anchovy and sardine biomasses in the Bay of Biscay using acoustics and associated pelagic trawl hauls. Characterization of the habitats' hydro-biological environment. Initial data was acquired using the PELGAS configuration with the multibeam fisheries echosounder (SMFH). The cruise was conducted in the framework of Theme 4 ' Fisheries resources, sustainable fishing and enhanced use and the programs on 1) Information systems, observation techniques, economics and diagnosis for changes in resources and their use and 2)Ecosystem-based approach for integrated management of fisheries resources.

Data managed by SISMER



Ruffine LivioORCID, Donval Jean-Pierre, Croguennec Claire, Bignon Laurent, Birot Dominique, Battani Anne, Bayon Germain, Caprais Jean-Claude, Lanteri Nadine, Levache Denis, Dupre StephanieORCID (2017). Gas Seepage along the Edge of the Aquitaine Shelf (France): Origin and Local Fluxes. Geofluids, 2017(4240818), 1-13. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Masse Jacques, Sanchez FlorenceORCID, Delaunay Damien, Robert J. M., Petitgas Pierre (2016). A partnership between science and industry for a monitoring of anchovy & sardine in the Bay of Biscay: When fishermen are actors of science. Fisheries Research, 178, 26-38. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Petitgas Pierre, Woillez MathieuORCID, Doray MathieuORCID, Rivoirard Jacques (2016). A Geostatistical Definition of Hotspots for Fish Spatial Distributions. Mathematical Geosciences, 48(1), 65-77. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Chaalali Aurelie, Saint-Beat Blanche, Lassalle Geraldine, Le Loc'h Francois, Tecchio Samuele, Safi Georges, Savenkoff Claude, Lobry Jeremy, Niquil Nathalie (2015). A new modeling approach to define marine ecosystems food-web status with uncertainty assessment. Progress In Oceanography, 135, 37-47.

Petitgas Pierre, Doray MathieuORCID, Huret MartinORCID, Masse Jacques, Woillez MathieuORCID (2014). Modelling the variability in fish spatial distributions over time with empirical orthogonal functions: anchovy in the Bay of Biscay. Ices Journal Of Marine Science, 71(9), 2379-2389. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Dupre StephanieORCID, Berger LaurentORCID, Le Bouffant Naig, Scalabrin CarlaORCID, Bourillet Jean-FrancoisORCID (2014). Fluid emissions at the Aquitaine Shelf (Bay of Biscay, France): A biogenic origin or the expression of hydrocarbon leakage? Continental Shelf Research, 88, 24-33. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Vandromme Pierre, Nogueira Enrique, Huret MartinORCID, Lopez-Urrutia Angel, Gonzalez-Nuevo Gonzalez G., Sourisseau Marc, Petitgas Pierre (2014). Springtime zooplankton size structure over the continental shelf of the Bay of Biscay. Ocean Science, 10(5), 821-835. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Trenkel VerenaORCID, Berger LaurentORCID (2013). A fisheries acoustic multi-frequency indicator to inform on large scale spatial patterns of aquatic pelagic ecosystems. Ecological Indicators, 30, 72-79. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Huret MartinORCID, Sourisseau Marc, Petitgas Pierre, Struski Caroline, Leger Fabien, Lazure PascalORCID (2013). A multi-decadal hindcast of a physical–biogeochemical model and derived oceanographic indices in the Bay of Biscay. Journal Of Marine Systems, 109, S77-S94. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Batifoulier Francois, Lazure PascalORCID, Velo-Suarez Lourdes, Maurer Daniele, Bonneton Philippe, Charria GuillaumeORCID, Dupuy C, Gentien Patrick (2013). Distribution of Dinophysis species in the Bay of Biscay and possible transport pathways to Arcachon Bay. Journal Of Marine Systems, 109, S273-S283.

Petitgas Pierre, Alheit Juergen, Peck Myron A., Raab Kristina, Irigoien Xabier, Huret MartinORCID, Van Der Kooij Jeroen, Pohlmann Thomas, Wagner Carola, Zarraonaindia Iratxe, Dickey-Collas Mark (2012). Anchovy population expansion in the North Sea. Marine Ecology-progress Series, 444, 1-13. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Petitgas Pierre, Doray MathieuORCID, Masse Jacques, Grellier Patrick (2011). Spatially explicit estimation of fish length histograms, with application to anchovy habitats in the Bay of Biscay. Ices Journal Of Marine Science, 68(10), 2086-2095. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Certain Gregoire, Masse Jacques, Van Canneyt O., Petitgas Pierre, Doremus G., Santos M. B., Ridoux Vincent (2011). Investigating the coupling between small pelagic fish and marine top predators using data collected from ecosystem-based surveys. Marine Ecology-progress Series, 422, 23-39. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Huret MartinORCID, Petitgas Pierre, Woillez MathieuORCID (2010). Dispersal kernels and their drivers captured with a hydrodynamic model and spatial indices: A case study on anchovy (Engraulis encrasicolus) early life stages in the Bay of Biscay. Progress In Oceanography, 87(1-4), 6-17. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

Woillez MathieuORCID, Petitgas Pierre, Huret MartinORCID, Struski Caroline, Leger Fabien (2010). Statistical monitoring of spatial patterns of environmental indices for integrated ecosystem assessment: Application to the Bay of Biscay pelagic zone. Progress In Oceanography, 87(1-4), 83-93.

Dubreuil Julien, Petitgas Pierre (2009). Energy density of anchovy Engraulis encrasicolus in the Bay of Biscay. Journal of Fish Biology, 74(3), 521-534. Publisher's official version : , Open Access version :

References of Technical Reports

Peyrafort Manon (2015). Variations spatio-temporelles de la croissance de la sardine dans le golfe de Gascogne à partir de la série de données PELGAS (2000-2015).

Doray MathieuORCID, Badts VincentORCID, Huret MartinORCID, Duhamel Erwan, Doremus Ghislain, Masse Jacques, Petitgas Pierre (2015). Guide du chef de mission de la campagne PELGAS.

Despois Emilie (2014). Analyse et comparaison de la distribution démographique de l’anchois et de la sardine du golfe de Gascogne basées sur des campagnes océanographiques automnales et printanières.

Doray MathieuORCID, Badts VincentORCID, Masse Jacques, Duhamel Erwan, Huret MartinORCID, Doremus Ghislain, Petitgas Pierre (2014). Manual of fisheries survey protocols. PELGAS surveys (PELagiques GAScogne). RBE/EMH 2014-01.

Petitgas Pierre, Duhamel Erwan, Doray MathieuORCID (2013). Coherence between Egg (BIOMAN) and Acoustic (PELGAS) survey estimates (Bay of Biscay anchovy). Working Document. ICES/ CIEM. WGHANSA, 21-28 June 2013.

ICES (2013). Report of the Working Group on Fisheries Acoustics Science and Technology (WGFAST), 16-19 April 2013 San Sebastian, Spain. ICES CM 2013/SSGESST:09.

Rocklin Delphine, Pelletier DominiqueORCID, Levrel Harold (2011). Projet Système d'Information sur la Nature et les Paysages, Volet mer (SINP-mer). Test des indicateurs institutionnels de biodiversité marine et côtière et correspondance avec les critères et normes méthodologiques concernant le bon état écologique des eaux marines de la DCSMM. Projet SINP mer NA : A110204.