Results and publications

A list of everything that is published regarding BENTHIS.

All results are available as PDF by sending an e-mail to oscar.bos@wur.nl

Scientific articles

2017

2016

    2015

      2014

        2013

        Deliverables

          Workshops and meetings

          2013

          • Best Trawling Practice Initiative Workshops [17-19 June 2013, Seattle, USA; 24-26 November 2013, Ijmuiden, The Netherlands]

          BENTHIS Scientists from CEFAS, Bangor University and Wageningen Marine Research (IMARES) participated in two Workshops organised by the Best Trawling Practice Initiative http://trawlingpractices.wordpress.com/. This initiative has a global scope with partners from the North and South America, Australia and Europe. The aims are (1) to assemble data bases on the extent of trawling, habitats trawled, impacts of trawling on different biota in different habitats and impacts of trawling on ecosystem productivity and services. Once these data are assembled and analysed these data bases will be made public; (2) Analyse the data bases to evaluate the overall extent of trawl impacts on biota, productivity and ecosystem services, to the extent possible by geographic regions; (3) Identify a range of “best practices” for trawling and determine the consequences of adoption of different best practices on biota, sustainable food production, ecosystems and ecosystem services.

          • Presentation of BENTHIS to the fishing sector

          Scientist from IFREMER have presented the BENTHIS project at several meetings with the fishing sector. The objectives of the project to work on trawling impacts and to test and develop relevant and efficient alternative strategies minimizing benthic impact by close collaboration with fishing industry have created a lot of concern in the fishing sector. A communication strategy was therefore developed, that takes account of the different levels of organisation of French professional fishermen, to inform the fishing sector about the different steps of the project and to get their feedback. We participated in the following meetings in 2013: (1) National French committee (CNPMEM, Paris 17/05/2013, http://www.comite-peches.fr/); (2) Benthic and Demersal species commission (CEBDGG/CNPMEM, Paris,Feb 2013 and Nov.2013); (3) Loire Regional Committee (CRPMEM, Nantes); (4) Aglia association (AGLIA, Lorient, http://www.aglia.org/).

          Presentations  at (inter-)national conferences

          2016

          • Buhl-Mortensen, L. The state of ecosystem impact of the bottom trawl fisheries in the Barents Sea and adjacent waters’. MSC workshop, April 5th,2016, Oslo, Norway

          • Hiddink – Presentation meta-analysis mortality and recovery, Trawling Best Practice Workshop, Cartagena, Colombia, 12-16 April 2016.

          • Hiddink et al. IMCC, Newfoundland, August 2016 – Sea-scape effects of commercial trawling on seabed communities

          • Hiddink et al. IMEDEA, Mallorca, May, 2016 – Sea-scape effects of commercial trawling on seabed communities

          • Hiddink et al. June 2016: Visserijpoort, Gebiedsbescherming op de Noordzee: interacties met trawling. Invited presentation to MPs, Ministery, Green NGOs and Fishery organisations.

          • Hiddink et al. May 2016: Contribution to Fisheries technology workshop @FAIfarms: Sea-scape effects of commercial trawling on seabed communities

          • Rijnsdorp AD – Presentation BENTHIS, Trawling Best Practice Workshop, Cartagena, Colombia, 12-16 April 2016.

          • Rijnsdorp AD. Management challenges for bottom trawl fisheries in the North Sea. Forgotten Fish Symposium, organised by the North Sea Foundation and the NVEC, Amsterdam, 23 October 2016.

          • RobertA.E., S.F. Dubois, H. Le Bris, L. Pinsivy, P. Laffargue (2016) Bottom-trawling effects on benthic ecosystem functioning: case study of the ”Grande Vasière” of the northern Bay of Biscay. Isobay XV symposium , Bilbao - June 23rd 2016.

          2015

          • Kenny, A. “Integrated ecosystem assessment”. Presentation at the Opening Meeting of the COFASP Case Study “Regionally-Integrated and Spatially-Explicit Fisheries and Ecosystem Management” (RISE-FEM) Two full days in Spring 2015.

          • Rijnsdorp AD & Polet H. Trawling Impact European Seas pulse trawl. Workshop Flemish Banks, Duinkerken, 2 April 2015.

          • Rijnsdorp AD. Trawling Impact European Seas Overview of main results. Workshop Trawling Best Practice. 15-18 March 2015, Rhode Island, USA.

          • Rijnsdorp AD, Eigaard O, Hintzen N., Engelhard G. The evolution of bottom trawling impact on demersal fish populations and the benthic ecosystem. ICES Symposium on Oceans Past V. 18-20 May 2015, Tallinn, Estonia.

          • Rijnsdorp AD. Pulse fishing: scientific research and Research Agenda. What do we know, and what do we not know. Pulse trawl Dialogue Meeting, 2 July 2015, Den Haag, Netherlands.

          • Degrendele, K., De Mol, L., Roche, M. and Depestele J. (2015). The use of high resolution multibeam surveys in the monitoring of the physical impact of sand extraction and beam trawling. Shallow survey conference. 14-18 September 2015. Plymouth, UK. 1 poster pp.

          • Depestele, J.; Rochet, M.J.; Dorémus, G.; Laffargue, P.; Stienen, E. (2015). Hungry birds! Are there any leftover discards?, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) (2015). Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 20 February 2015. VLIZ Special Publication, 71: pp. 57

          2014

          • Bastardie, F., Nielsen, J.R. How spatial planning constrains cross-border fisheries: the bio-economic DISPLACE evaluation on the Baltic Sea. Oral presentation at the Baltic Maritime Spatial Planning Forum (Baltic MSP Forum), 17-18 June 2014, Riga, Latvia.

          • Bastardie, F., Nielsen, J.R., Eigaard O.R., Fock O. H., Jonsson, P., Bartolino V. Supporting bio-economic evaluation of spatial planning constraining fishing activities: be quantitative, spatially-explicit, vessel-oriented, stochastic, and dynamically coupled to fish populations. July 7-11, Brisbane, Australia. Edited by Ann L. Shriver. International Institute of Fisheries Economics and Trade (IIFET), 2014

          • Bolam, S. et al., (2014). Determining the impacts of trawling on benthic function in European waters : a biological traits approach. Abstract submitted to the ICES Symposium “Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem function” Tromsø, Norway from 16-19th June 2014.

          • Buhl-Mortensen, L. Trawling impact on benthos and sediment in the Barents Sea: use of satellite vessel monitoring and data from Mareano. Twinning Meeting. Tromsø, Norway 20-21 June 2014

          • Depestele, J., Ana Ivanović, Koen Degrendele, Moosa Esmaeili, Hans Polet, Marc Roche, Keith Summerbell, Lorna Teal, Bart Vanelslander and Finbarr G. O’Neill. (2014). Physical impact of beam trawling revisited: sediment resuspension and disturbance of tickler chain and pulse beam trawling. ICES Symposium “Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem function”. 16-19 June 2014. Tromsø, Norway.

          • Depestele, J., Rochet, M.J., Dorémus, G., Laffargue, P. and Stienen, E. “Spatio-temporal patterns in food subsidies provided by discards to scavenging seabirds in the Bay of Biscay” presented at the ICES Symposium “Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem function” in Tromsø (Norway), 16th - 19th June 2014 [Task 4.4]

          • Depestele, J.; Degrendele, K.; Polet, H.; Roche, M.; Teal, L.; Vanelslander, B.; Rijnsdorp, A.D. (2014). One plus one is three: trawling differences from multi-beam imagery, in: Mees, J. et al. (Ed.) (2014). Book of abstracts – VLIZ Young Scientists’ Day. Brugge, Belgium, 7 March 2014. VLIZ Special Publication, 67. Vlaams Instituut voor de Zee - Flanders Marine Institute (VLIZ): Oostende. xii, 178 pp.

          • Eigaard OR, Francois Bastardie, Michael Breen, Grete E. Dinesen, Pascal Lafargue, Hans Nilson, Finbarr O’Neil, Hans Polet, Dave Reid, Antonello Sala, Thomas K. Sørensen, Oliver Tully, Mustafa Zengin, Adriaan D. Rijnsdorp. “Estimation of seafloor impact from demersal trawls, seines and dredges based on gear design and dimensions” presented at the ICES Symposium “Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem function” in Tromsø (Norway), 16th - 19th June 2014 [Task 2.1]

          • Eigaard OR, Francois Bastardie, Niels Hintzen, Maciej Adamowicj, Rui Catarino, Grete E. Dinesen, Heino Fock, Hans Gerritsen, Manuel M. Gonzalez, Patrik Jonsson, Stefanos Kavadas, Pascal Lafargue, Mathieu Lundy, Genoveva G. Mirelis, Jørgen Hansen, Paulette Posen, Jacopo Pulcinella, Tomasso Russo, Antonello Sala, Chris Smith, Bart Vanelslander, Mustafa Zengin, J. Rasmus Nielsen, Adriaan D. Rijnsdorp. “High-resolution mapping of European fishing pressure on the benthic habitats” presented at the ICES Symposium “Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem function” in Tromsø (Norway), 16th - 19th June 2014 [Task 2.1]

          • Kenny A. Trait based analysis. Twinning Meeting. Tromsø, Norway 20-21 June 2014

          • Lucchetti A, Angelini V, Pari S, Pulcinella J, Russo T, Sala A (2014) Trawl-turtle interaction: a pilot study in the Adriatic sea. Tromsø, Norway from 16-19th June 2014

          • Mellibovsky F, Notti E, Prat J, Antonello Sala A (2014) Assessment of hydrodynamic performance and impact of otterboards in wind tunnel trials. Tromsø, Norway from 16-19th June 2014

          • Piet GJ. Indicators for fisheries impact on the benthic ecosystem. Twinning Meeting. Tromsø, Norway 20-21 June 2014

          • Rijnsdorp AD, van Denderen PD, Bookelaar B, van Kooten T. The effect of bottom trawling on the food and growth of flatfish: a study of body condition in flatfish. 9th International Symposium on the Ecology of Flatfish. Cle Elum, USA, 9-13 November 2014.

          • Rijnsdorp AD. Assessment of trawling impacts on benthic ecosystems with particular reference to mixed sediment bottom fauna on shelf ecosystems. ICES Symposium “Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem functioning” Tromsø, Norway 16-19 June 2014.

          • Rijnsdorp AD. Electric pulse fishing: what do we know? Common Language Meeting, London, 5 November 2014.

          • Rijnsdorp AD. Europe: mapping trawling intensities. Workshop Trawling Best Practice. 7-12 September 2014, Bangkok, Thailand..

          • Sala A, Brčić J, De Carlo F, Virgili M, Lucchetti A, (2014) Alternative fishing gears to boat seine fisheries: a performance and seabed impact perspective. Tromsø, Norway from 16-19th June 2014.

          • Sala A, Prat J, Mellibovsky F, Notti E (2014) A predictive tool for otterboard design and performances evaluation. OCEANS'14 MTS/IEEE St. John's, Canada, September, 15-18, 2014 (paper)

          • Sala A, Virgili1 M, Herrmann B, Brčić J, Lucchetti A (2014) An outlook of the sieving selection of striped venus clam (Chamelea gallina) in the Mediterranean hydraulic dredge fisheries. Tromsø, Norway from 16-19th June 2014

          • Sala A. Technological innovations for reducing the fisheries impact on the ecosystem. Low-Impact and Fuel Efficient (LIFE) Fishing. Twinning Meeting. Tromsø, Norway 20-21 June 2014

          • Smith C., Kalogeropoulou V., Papadopoulou K.-N. (2014) The impact of trawling on the functional composition of coastal and shelf macrofaunal and megafaunal benthic assemblages in the Eastern Mediterranean. Tromsø, Norway from 16-19th June 2014.

          • van Denderen, PD, Rijnsdorp AD, van Kooten T. - Additive effects of trawl and natural disturbance on benthic community composition. Twinning Meeting. Tromsø, Norway 20-21 June 2014

          • Zengin, M, Gümüş, A., Süer, S., Van, A., Özcan Akpınar İ., Dağtekin, M., 2014. Discard trends of bottom trawl fishery along the Samsun Shelf Area of the Turkish Black Sea coast. ICES Symposium, Effects of fishing on benthic fauna, habitat and ecosystem function, June 16-19, 2014, Tromso, Norway. Abstracts Books, 69 p.

          • Zengin, M., Gümüş, A., Süer, S., Rüzgar, M., Van, A., Özcan Akpınar İ., Tosunoğlu, Z., Kaykaç, M. H., Başçınar, S. N., Uzmanoğlu, M. S., Çelik, T., Osma, R., Sü, U., Karadurmuş, U., 2014. The Fisheries Impact on the Benthic Ecosystem of Samsun Shelf Area in the Turkish Black Sea Coast. FABA International Symposium on Fisheries and Aquatic Sciences, 25-27 September 2014, Trabzon, Turkey, Abstracts Books, p: 580 (54-55).

          2013

          • Kenny, A. (2013). The importance of seafloor integrity in assessing and managing human activities. Presentation given at 9th SETAC European Special Science Symposium, Brussels.

          • Mahévas, S. et Bertignac, M. 2013. Dynamique spatio-temporelle des flottilles démersales du golfe de Gascogne pour anticiper l'incidence d'une gestion spatialisée. 11ème forum de l'Association Française d'Halieutique. Bordeaux, France

          • Mahévas, S., S.Lehuta, M. Bertignac, Y. Vermard and P. Marchel. 2013. Modelling fishermen behaviour is firstly a question of spatial and temporal scale. C:11. ICES Annual Science Conference. Reykjavik, Islande

          • Pinnegar. J. et al., (2013). Ocean acidification and the possible loss of benthic invertebrates: would commercial fin-fish be affected? Poster presented at ICES ASC, 2013.

          • Tissière L, S. Mahévas, B. Trouillet, A. Brind'Amour and P. Petitgas. 2013. Gouvernance du golfe de Gascogne : quelle connaissance pour construire des scénarios de gestion et anticiper leurs conséquences sur la pêcherie de sole commune ? ,11ème forum de l'Association Française d'Halieutique. Bordeaux, France.

          Contributions to ICES Working Groups

          2016

          • Hiddink, Rijnsdorp - ICES Review group RGFBI and member of ADGFBI – Review and Advice Drafting Groups on Fisheries Benthic Impact. Resulted in advice to DG-ENV: ICES (2016). EU request for guidance on how pressure maps of fishing intensity contribute to an assessment of the state of seabed habitats. ICES Head Quarters Copenhagen.

          • Hintzen, N. , Bastardie, F. - ICES Working Group on Spatial Fisheries Data (WGSFD, Brest, 17-20 May 2016.

          • Piet, G.J. – ICES Working Group on the Ecosystem Effects of Fishing (WGECO, Copenhagen, 6-13 April, 2016)

          • Rijnsdorp, A.D. – ICES Workshop Report of the Workshop on guidance on how pressure maps of fishing intensity contribute to an assessment of the state of seabed habitats (WKFBI), Copenhagen, Denmark, 31 May – 1 June 2016.

          2015

          • Piet, G.J. – ICES Working Group on the Ecosystem Effects of Fishing (WGECO, Copenhagen, 6–13 April 2015)

          • Rijnsdorp, A.D. – ICES Workshop on guidance for the review of MSFD decision descriptor 6 – seafloor integrity II (WKGMSFDD6-II), Copenhagen, Denmark, 16-19 February 2015

          • Hintzen, N. , Bastardie, F. - ICES Working Group on Spatial Fisheries Data (WGSFD, Copenhagen 8-12 June 2015

          2014

          • O’Neill, F.G. and Summerbell, K. “Recent Scottish trials on the physical impact of trawl gears” presented at the ICES Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (FTFB) working group, 5th – 9th May 2014 [Task 4.3]

          • Antonello Sala, Ole R. Eigaard, Francois Bastardie, Niels Hintzen, Jacopo Pulcinella, Tomasso Russo, Emilio Notti, Stefano Cataudella, Adriaan D. Rijnsdorp “Relationships among Vessel Characteristics and Gear Specifications” presented at the ICES Fishing Technology and Fish Behaviour (FTFB) working group, 5th – 9th May 2014 [Task 2.1]

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