RV Belgica 2012-28

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Belgica (11BE)
Cruise identifier2012-28
Cruise period2012-11-05 — 2012-11-09
Port of departureZeebrugge, Belgium
Port of returnZeebrugge, Belgium
ObjectivesThe Belgian fishing fleet consists mainly of beam trawlers. This fishing method has some serious drawbacks like high fuel and material consumption, high discard levels and a significant environmental impact. ILVO-Fisheries (Oostende) is developing an alternative beam trawl in close cooperation with the fishery sector in order to reduce these drawbacks.
Chief scientistHans Polet (RBINS Management Unit of North Sea and Scheldt Estuary Mathematical Models, Ostend)
Cruise reportRV Belgica 2012-28 cruise report belgica_2012-28.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMouth of the Thames