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FFS Walther Herwig III 292

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier292
Cruise period2006-09-15 — 2006-10-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe cruise is part of the ongoing EU-project "NECESSITTY". This project deals with the mitigation or even avoidance of bycatch of small cetaceans or other big pelagic fish by appropriate changes in the construction of large pelagic trawls used in the fishery on clupeids or other schooling fish. The efficiency of such
constructions will be evaluated in and around the net by means of underwater TV-observation. Hydroacustic equipment will be used to locate the cetaceans.
Chief scientistHarald Wienbeck (Federal Research Centre for Fisheries, Hamburg)
ProjectNECESSITY
Coordinating bodyEuropean Union (EU)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Bay of Biscay
SpecificICES areas VIIe and VIIh