Winter distribution of plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) and lemon sole (Microstomus kitt) larvae in the English Channel and North Sea inferred from the 2016 IBTS sampling

M. Pernak, C. Giraldo, B. Huwer, C.J.G. van Damme, R. Nash, M. Klopmann, L. Ritchie, C. Loots

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Abstract

Although most fish species spawn during spring, ensuring a temporal coincidence of their larvae with the planktonic bloom, several spawn during winter. During the International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS), the MRN (Midwater Ring Net) sampling is performed each year during winter (January-February) all over the eastern English Channel (EEC) and North Sea. Until now, MRN data have been mainly used for stock assessment of North Sea Herring. Hence, the aim of the present study is to focus on others species (especially flatfishes) found in samples collected in 2016 and to determine spatial patterns in larval fish assemblages in relation to environmental conditions.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 2017
Event10th International Symposium Flatfish - Saint-Malo, France
Duration: 11 Nov 201716 Nov 2017
Conference number: 10th

Conference

Conference10th International Symposium Flatfish
Country/TerritoryFrance
CitySaint-Malo
Period11/11/1716/11/17

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