RV Belgica 2003-01

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2003-01
Cruise period2003-01-27 — 2003-01-31
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesThis project intends to improve the length selectivity for cod of flatfish beam trawls, by applying square mesh windows in the codend. The project is performed in the frame of the "North Sea Cod Recovery Plan", aiming at the recovery of the North Sea cod stocks. The application of square mesh windows already proved to be successful in the Baltic Sea cod fisheries. The experiments are part of the EU funded Project "RECOVERY"..
Chief scientistRonald Fonteyne (RBINS Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend)
Coordinating bodyEuropean Union (EU)
NPRCRV Belgica 2003-01 NPRC belgica_2003-01.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBelgian, Dutch and UK Continental shelves: ICES sub-area IVc between 51 00’ North 0 00’ East and 53 30’ North 05 00’ East