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Data set name

IMARES, Sole Net Survey (SNS) (1969-)

Data holding centreIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, IJmuiden
CountryNetherlands  Netherlands
ProjectSole Net Survey(SNS)
Time periodYearly sampling in September (1969-current) and April (1969-1989)
OngoingYes
Geographical area

Dutch to Danish coastal area sampled in 10 standard transects

Observations 
Parameters

Fish morphology, age and physiology; Fish taxonomy-related abundance per unit area of the bed; Fish taxonomy-related counts; Fish biomass in water bodies

Instruments

Beam trawls; balances and scales; rulers; CTD

Description 
Summary

The Dutch Sole Net Survey (SNS) is carried out annually in September-October in transects in the coastal zone of the south-eastern North Sea, stretching from Scheveningen (NL) up to Esbjerg (DK). The SNS aims at monitoring the demersal fish fauna and epibenthos in coastal waters of the North Sea. The primary objective of the SNS is to provide abundance indices for juvenile North Sea plaice (Pleuronectes platessa) and sole (Solea solea) up to ages 3-4. These indices are used by the ICES Working Group on the Assessment of Demersal Stocks in the North Sea and Skagerrak (WGNSSK) for tuning the VPAs and for short-term stock and catch projections.

OriginatorsIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, IJmuiden
Availability 
OrganisationIMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, IJmuiden
AvailabilityDistribution cost charge
ContactIngeborg de Boois
Address

IMARES, Wageningen UR, Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, IJmuiden
Haringkade 1
IJmuiden

1976 CP
Netherlands

Telephone+31 317480900
Facsimile+31 317487326
Emailingeborg.deboois@wur.nl
Administration 
Collating centreNational Oceanographic Data Committee
Local identifierIMARES_5760008
Global identifier4799
Last revised2011-02-24