Celtic Explorer CE11012

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Celtic Explorer (45CE)
Cruise identifierCE11012
Cruise period2011-09-23 — 2011-10-05
Port of departureUnknown, Ireland
Port of returnUnknown, Ireland
ObjectivesThe Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS) is carried out in the 4th quarter annually as part of an internationally coordinated demersal trawl 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 CE11012 NPRC celticexplorer_ce11012.pdf (0.17 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.