The survey is part of the 3rd quarter International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) in the North Sea, which is coordinated by the ICES International Bottom Trawl Survey Working Group and has been conducted with standard fishing gear in the 3rd quarter since 1991.
R/V Dana left Hirtshals on Tuesday 30 July at 13:00 local time and the field work started in the afternoon in the western Skagerrak. The vessel stayed in the port of
Esbjerg on Friday 7 August from 9:00 to 14:15 for the scheduled exchange of scientific staff and crew. Favorable weather condition prevailed during most of the survey and R/V Dana returned ahead schedule to Hirtshals on Thursday 15 August at 19:00 local time after all of the planned work had been accomplished.
Helle Rasmussen (Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources), Kai Wieland (Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources)
ICES International Bottom Trawl Survey
International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)