Thalassa IBTS06

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Thalassa (35HT)
Cruise identifierIBTS06
Cruise period2006-01-25 — 2006-02-22
Port of departureBrest, France
Port of returnBoulogne, France
ObjectivesMain aims: To build up times series of abundance indexes for the main commercial species in the North Sea (Assessment of the main North Sea commercial species). Larval index calculated for herring and sprat. Additional objectives: Egg sampling using the CUFES (Continuous Underway Fish Egg Sampler) in the North Sea. Study of the distribution of relative abundance in winter of marine mammals and seabirds in the North Sea. Acoustic data was logged for later analysis.

Related programs are: International Bottom Trawl Survey - Assessments of fisheries under EU management and non-EU management - Fisheries information system.
Chief scientistYves Verin (IFREMER Channel and North Sea Centre)
NPRCThalassa IBTS06 NPRC thalassa_ibts06.pdf (0.34 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea