FFS Walther Herwig III 386

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Walther Herwig III (06NI)
Cruise identifier386
Cruise period2015-07-27 — 2015-08-20
Port of departureBremerhaven, Germany
Port of returnBremerhaven, Germany
ObjectivesThe International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) is an internationally coordinated ICES program. The survey aims to provide ICES assessment and science groups with consistent and standardised data for examining spatial and temporal changes in
(a) the distribution and relative abundance
(b) of the biological parameters of commercial fish species for stock assessment purposes.


Monitor changes in the stocks of commercial fish species independently of commercial fisheries data
Monitor the distribution and relative abundance of all fish species and selected invertebrates
Collect data for the determination of biological parameters for selected species
Collect hydrographical and environmental information
Chief scientistMatthias H F Kloppmann (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise reportFFS Walther Herwig III 386 cruise report waltherherwigiii_386.pdf (0.58 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea