Assess the spawning stock of blue whiting in April 2014 as part of the joint international Blue Whiting Survey (IBWSS) on the spawning grounds west of the British Isles, the Porcupine Bank and the Rockall Bank. Four parties and six research vessels take part in the survey, coordinated by the Working Group of International Pelagic Surveys (WGIPS) in ICES. The results will be used in the assessment of blue whiting by the Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks (WGWIDE) in August 2014.
Jan Arge Jacobsen (Faroe Marine Research Institute)
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)