RV Belgica 2007-02

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2007-02
Cruise period2007-02-05 — 2007-02-09
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesCruise in the frame of the research project IDEV: Development of a long-term strategy for the Belgian fishing fleet with the aim of developing an ecologically, economically and socially sustainable fishery. The purpose of the cruise is to test environment friendly and fuel saving adaptations to the beam trawl. Alternative gears like the outrigger otter trawl will by tried as well.
Chief scientistHans Polet (RBINS Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend)
NPRCRV Belgica 2007-02 NPRC belgica_2007-02.pdf (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBelgian, Dutch, French and UK Continental Shelves.