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Celtic Explorer CE0814

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE0814
Cruise period2008-10-26 — 2008-11-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGalway, Ireland
Port of returnGalway, Ireland
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS) is carried out in the 4th quarter annually as part of an internationally coordinated survey effort under the ICES working group for International Bottom Trawl Surveys (IBTS). The primary objective is to use trawl sampling to provide an annual relative index of abundance and recruitment for commercially exploited fish stocks.
Chief scientistDavid Stokes (Marine Institute Galway)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Scotland in ICES division VIa south of 56.5°N, and all of VIIb. In the Celtic Sea the survey will cover VIIg and VIIj north of the 50°N line and west to the 600m contour.