IMIS | Flanders Marine Institute
 

Flanders Marine Institute

Platform for marine research

IMIS

Publications | Institutes | Persons | Datasets | Projects | Maps
[ report an error in this record ]basket (0): add | show Printer-friendly version

In situ experiments of seabed disturbance by beam trawls
Fonteyne, R. (2000). In situ experiments of seabed disturbance by beam trawls, in: Paschen, M. et al. (Ed.) Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Methods for the Development and Evaluation of Maritime Technologies, Rostock 3-6 November 1999. Contributions on the Theory of Fishing Gears and Related Marine Systems, 1: pp. 33-47
In: Paschen, M. et al. (Ed.) (2000). Proceedings of the Fourth International Workshop on Methods for the Development and Evaluation of Maritime Technologies, Rostock 3-6 November 1999. Contributions on the Theory of Fishing Gears and Related Marine Systems, 1. Neuer Hochschulschriftenverlag: Rostock. ISBN 3-929544-95-4. 291 pp., more
In: Contributions on the Theory of Fishing Gears and Related Marine Systems. Neuer Hochschulschriftenverlag: Rostock, more

Available in  Author 
Document type: Conference paper

Keyword
    Marine

Author  Top 
  • Fonteyne, R.

Abstract
    Heavy modern beam trawls are often considered as being very destructive for the marine habitat. However, until recently reliable data and observations to assess this disturbance have been lacking. The present paper describes experiments with modem commercial beam trawls equipped with chain matrices to measure their physical impact on the seabed. The effects studied concern the pressure exerted by the gears on the seabed, the changes in seabed topography, the disturbance of the superficial seabed sediments and the penetration depth of the gears.

All data in IMIS is subject to the VLIZ privacy policy Top | Author