Atlantic Challenge 2016

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Atlantic Challenge (45AH)
Cruise identifier2016
Cruise period2016-08-10 — 2016-08-23
Port of departureKillybegs, Ireland
Port of returnKillybegs, Ireland
ObjectivesMackerel Egg Survey August 2016. Every three years the International Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES) coordinates a series of mackerel and horse mackerel egg surveys covering the northeastern Atlantic from Gibraltar to the Faeroes between January and July. The aim of this survey programme is to assess the northeastern Atlantic mackerel and horse mackerel stock. The Marine Institute participates in this programme. During 2016 the Marine Institute proposes carrying out a survey in August, covering stations to the West of Ireland and West of Scotland, to check if horse mackerel spawning is moving later in the year.
Chief scientistBrendan O'Hea (Marine Institute Galway)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCAtlantic Challenge 2016 NPRC atlanticchallenge_2016.pdf (0.32 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Ireland and West of Scotland