The cruise is part of the International ICES coördinated Mackerel and horse mackerel egg survey. To collect mackerel and horse mackerel eggs in the spawning areas of the North Sea spawning population. The Dutch participation is in period 1, 2 and 3 and covers the Central and Northern North Sea. Data is used for the assessment of the North Sea mackerel spawning stock.
Cindy J G van Damme (Institute for Marine Resources and Ecosystem Studies, IJmuiden)