M. Ytterstad 2016828

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)M. Ytterstad (58P9)
Cruise identifier2016828
Cruise period2016-07-01 — 2016-07-31
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnTromsø, Norway
ObjectivesInternational Ecosystem Summer Survey in the Nordic Seas (IESSNS). The major aim is abundance estimation with precision estimates of Northeast Atlantic (NEA) mackerel. Secondary aim is abundance estimation of Atlantic blue whiting, thereby establishing a new fishery independent index on abundance to be used in the assessment of this stock. An important objective is also to understand the Norwegian Sea ecosystem and especially the distribution, migration, feeding and spatial overlap of important pelagic planktivorous species (mackerel, herring and blue whiting) in relation to hydrography, plankton and top predators.
Chief scientistAage Hoines (Institute of Marine Research, Norway), Are Salthaug (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)
NPRCM. Ytterstad 2016828 NPRC mytterstad_2016828.pdf (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorthern North Sea
Track chartsM. Ytterstad 2016828 cruise track — mytterstad_2016828trk.pdf (0.18 MB)