Celtic Explorer CE0812

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE0812
Cruise period2008-09-23 — 2008-10-04
Port of departureGalway, Ireland
Port of returnGalway, Ireland
ObjectivesThe Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS) is carried out in the 4th quarter annually as part of an internationally coordinated survey effort under the ICES working group for International Bottom Trawl Surveys (IBTS). The primary objective is to use trawl sampling to provide an annual relative index of abundance and recruitment for commercially exploited fish stocks.
Chief scientistDavid Stokes (Marine Institute Galway)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCCeltic Explorer CE0812 NPRC celticexplorer_ce0812.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Scotland in ICES division VIa south of 56.5°N, and all of VIIb. In the Celtic Sea the survey will cover VIIg and VIIj north of the 50°N line and west to the 600m contour.