FFS Solea 722

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FFS Solea (06SL)
Cruise identifier722
Cruise period2016-06-29 — 2016-07-19
Port of departureCuxhaven, Germany
Port of returnCuxhaven, Germany
ObjectivesObjective: International acoustic survey for pelagic fish stocks in the North Sea

On 29 June FRV Solea left Cuxhaven and steamed towards position (54° 14'N, 007° 03'E) were the calibration was carried out. Finishing the calibration the survey started on 30/06/2016 at the position 54° 14'N. 007° 54'E. All investigations were done during day time from 0400UTC - 1800UTC. The acoustic equipment was the new echosounder EK80 with the hull-mounted transducers ES38B and ES120-7 respectively. The weather conditions were bad for summer time. In the evening of 19 July FRV Solea entered Cuxhaven harbor after covering 1873 NM of hydroacoustic transects. 29 fishery hauls with a pelagic trawl net PSN 388 Krake and 61 CTD casts were conducted.
Chief scientistEckhard Bethke (Thünen Institute of Sea Fisheries, Hamburg)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise reportFFS Solea 722 cruise report solea_722.pdf (1.12 MB) 
NPRCFFS Solea 722 NPRC solea_722.pdf (0.36 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea (ICES Sub-divisions IVb, IVc)
Track chartsFFS Solea 722 cruise track — solea_722trk.pdf (0.15 MB)