FFS Walther Herwig III 253

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier253
Cruise period2003-06-26 — 2003-07-13
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesCruise WH 253 was conducted in the framework of the international hydroacousticsurvey on pelagic fish in the North Sea, which is co-ordinated by ICES. The working area was confined to the South-Eastern North Sea between 52°N and 57°N, and the 20 m depth line off the English, Dutch, Danish and German coasts. Acoustic measurements were conducted between 0600 and 2200 hrs on East-West or North-South transects with 15 or 30 nm spacing. For the identification of echo traces and further biological sampling, 27 hauls with a pelagic net were conducted. After each haul and at 65 additional stations, CTD profiles were recorded.
Chief scientistChristopher Zimmermann (Federal Research Centre for Fisheries, Hamburg)
NPRCFFS Walther Herwig III 253 NPRC waltherherwig_253.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea (German Bight).