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Magnus Heinason 0824

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Magnus Heinason (26MH)
Cruise identifier0824
Cruise period2008-04-02 — 2008-04-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureTórshavn, Faroe Islands
Port of returnTórshavn, Faroe Islands
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAssess the spawning stock of blue whiting in March-April 2008 as part of the joint international survey on the spawning grounds west of the British Isles, the Porcupine Bank and the Rockall Bank. Four parties and six research vessels take part in the survey, coordinated by the Planning Group on Northeast Atlantic Pelagic Ecosystem Surveys (PGNAPES) at ICES. Results to be used in the assessment of blue whiting by the Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks (Blue Whiting, NEA Mackerel, horse mackerel and Norwegian spring spawning Herring) (WGWDS), formerly the Northern Pelagic and Blue Whiting Working Group (NPBWWG), in September 2008.
Chief scientistS Hjalti i Jakupsstovu (Faroese Fisheries Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of the UK and Ireland. Porcupine Bank, Rockall Bank.