FFS Walther Herwig III 381

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier381
Cruise period2015-01-05 — 2015-01-14
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesPart of the German Small-Scale Bottom Traml Survey and the ICES co-ordinated International Herring Larvae Surveys (IHLS), 2014/15. The aims are to continue 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). The bottom Trawl Survey was conducted as scheduled, but none of the stations dedicated to the herring larvae sampling could be done due to very strong wind speeds and wave heights.
Chief scientistNobert Rohlf (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificGerman Bight