RV G.O. Sars 2015106

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV G.O. Sars (58G2)
Cruise identifier2015106
Cruise period2015-04-01 — 2015-04-08
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnBergen, Norway
ObjectivesInternational Blue Whiting Spawning stock Survey (IBWSS), coordinated by ICES. The main purpose of the cruise is the assessment of the spawning stock size, distribution and migration of blue whiting using acoustic methods combined with sampling with pelagic trawls. The cruise is part of an international coordinated blue whiting survey with vessels from the Netherlands, Ireland, the Faroes, Norway and Russia participating. Information on other species such as argentines, mackerel and horse mackerel is collected upon encounter.
Chief scientistAage Hoines (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCRV G.O. Sars 2015106 NPRC gosars_2015106.pdf (1.88 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNE Atlantic west of Scotland