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RV Belgica 2009-32

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2009-32
Cruise period2009-11-24 — 2009-12-04
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesCruise in the frame of the EC-Research: 6th Framework Programme for Research & Technological Development: Reduction of the environmental impact of the sea fishery by technical adjustments to the beamtrawl, alternative stimuli or alternative fishery methods.


The development of
1) A benthic threshold.
2) A selective horizontal separator panel.

Additional Objectives

Survival study of discarded fish in a 4m beam trawl.
Monitoring of the sole, plaice, turbot, brill and cod populations.
Chief scientistBart Verschueren (Institute for Agricultural and Fisheries Research, Ostend), Hans Polet (RBINS Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend)
Cruise reportRV Belgica 2009-32 cruise report belgica_2009-32.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
NPRCRV Belgica 2009-32 NPRC belgica_2009-32.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea: Wenduine Bank, Shipwash, Orfordness, Lowestoft, Southland.
Track chartsRV Belgica 2009-32 cruise track — belgica_2009-32trk.pdf (0.02 MB)