|Other titles||La pêcherie d'anchois en France|
|Author(s)||Duhamel Erwan, Biseau Alain, Masse Jacques, Villalobos Hector|
|Meeting||ICES working Group on the Assessement of Mackerel, Horse Mackerel, Sardine and Anchovy|
|Source||working document, Copenhagen, 7-16 September 2004|
|Mot-Clé(s)||chalut pelagic, bolinche, anchois, golfe de Gascogne, acoustique, campagne oceanographique, CIEM, PELGAS|
|Keyword(s)||pelagic trawl, purse seine, anchovy, Bay of Biscay, acoustic, survey, ICES, PELGAS|
|Abstract||The french fishery of anchovy is divided in two groups defined by gears : purse seine and pelagic trawl. The average length of these vessels is about 20m.
This fleet is very opportunistic : all trawlers are using several trawls during the year, to catch sometimes bass, tuna, hake, or scampi, and purse seine are mainly fishing sardine.
Each year, the main anchovy catches are provided by pair trawlers.
Purse seiners operate often in coastal areas (<10 nautical miles); trawlers may operate until 50 nautical miles offshore but are banned inside the three miles coastal zone.
The pair trawlers may operate from Basque country to western Channel according to fish availability. Purse seiners usually stay around their home harbour.
Duhamel Erwan, Biseau Alain, Masse Jacques, Villalobos Hector (2004). The French anchovy fishery. working document, Copenhagen, 7-16 September 2004. https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/2296/