|Ship name (ship code)||Felucca (45FE)|
|Cruise period||2011-07-07 — 2011-07-28|
|Port of departure||Killybegs, Ireland|
|Port of return||Killybegs, Ireland|
|Objectives||Determine the relative abundance and age structure of boarfish (Capros aper) prespawning and spawning aggregations to the West of Ireland, western and southern Celtic Sea.
This survey is the first of its kind and is being carried out as a fishery independent measure of the relative acoustic abundance of this relatively new commercial stock and marks the commencement of the survey time series to be carried out annually. Acoustic data, age and maturity of boarfish samples will be used to provide a fishery independent measure of relative abundance within the northern area.
|Chief scientist||Ciaran O'Donnell (Marine Institute Galway)|
|Specific||South and west of Ireland.|