FFS Walther Herwig III 361

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier361
Cruise period2013-01-02 — 2013-01-11
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesThe cruise is part of the German Small-Scale Bottom Traml Survey and the ICES co-ordinated International Herring Larvae Surveys (IHLS) in 2012/13. The aim is to continued the long-term investigation of winter bottom fish assemblages through sampling of the standard area "Box A" (German Bight), and to estimate the distribution and abundance of North Sea herring larvae for assessment purposes. The larvae samples are taken on a standard grid with a station to station distance of approx. 10 nm. Used gear is a modified GULF III plankton sampler (Nackthai).
Chief scientistNobert Rohlf (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
ProjectInternational Herring Larvae Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise reportFFS Walther Herwig III 361 cruise report waltherherwigiii_361.pdf (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificGerman Bight, Southern North Sea, Eastern English Channel (ICES Area VIId and IVb)
Track chartsFFS Walther Herwig III 361 cruise track — waltherherwigiii_361trk.pdf (0.11 MB)