FFS Walther Herwig III 368

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier368
Cruise period2013-09-18 — 2013-09-27
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesThe cruise is part of the ICES co-ordinated International Herring Larvae Surveys (IHLS) in 2013/14. The main aim is to estimate the distribution and abundance of North Sea herring larvae for assessment purposes. The area of investigation is around the Orkney and Shetland Islands. 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). On eleven stations, additions samples were collected to enable herring larvae stomach content analyses.
Chief scientistNobert Rohlf (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
ProjectICES International Herring Larvae Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise reportFFS Walther Herwig III 368 cruise report waltherherwigiii_368.pdf (0.23 MB) 
NPRCFFS Walther Herwig III 368 NPRC waltherherwigiii_368.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNortheast coast of Scotland (ICES area IVa).
Track chartsFFS Walther Herwig III 368 cruise track — waltherherwigiii_368trk.pdf (0.17 MB)