Felucca 2011-3

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Felucca (45FE)
Cruise identifier2011-3
Cruise period2011-07-07 — 2011-07-28
Port of departureKillybegs, Ireland
Port of returnKillybegs, Ireland
ObjectivesDetermine 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 scientistCiaran O'Donnell (Marine Institute Galway)
NPRCFelucca 2011-3 NPRC felucca_2011-03.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificSouth and west of Ireland.