Monitor the herring and blue whiting migrations in the Faroese area and in the Norwegian Sea during early summer after their spawning as part of the joint international survey in the Norwegian Sea. Five parties take part in the survey, coordinated by the Planning Group on Northeast Atlantic Pelagic Ecosystem Surveys (PGNAPES) at ICES. Results to be used in the assessment of blue whiting by the Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks (Blue Whiting, NEA Mackerel, horse mackerel and Norwegian spring spawning Herring) (WGWDS), formerly the Northern Pelagic and Blue Whiting Working Group (NPBWWG), in September 2008.
S Hjalti i Jakupsstovu (Faroese Fisheries Laboratory)
Norwegian Sea North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)