Scientia Marina, Vol 66, No S2 (2002)

The general specifications of the MEDITS surveys

Jacques A. Bertrand

Luis Gil de Sola
IEO, Spain

Costas Papaconstantinou
NCMR, Greece

Giulio Relini
SIBM / Dip.Te.Ris., Università di Genova, Italy

Arnauld Souplet
FREMER, France


An international bottom trawl survey was designed from a European Commission´s initiative to produce biological data on the demersal resources in the Mediterranean Sea. Nine Mediterranean countries are associated in the programme, which covers all the trawlable areas along their coasts from 10 to 800 m depth. From 1994 to 2000, one survey was carried out each year, applying common standardized protocols. Seven yearly surveys have therefore been done, with a total of 7,500 stations prospected. This paper presents the methods adopted to carry out the surveys.


trawl survey; Mediterranean Sea; trawl gear

Full Text:


Copyright (c) 2002 Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Científicas (CSIC)

Creative Commons License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License.

Contact us

Technical support