Kings Bay 2018819

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Kings Bay (58KA)
Cruise identifier2018819
Cruise period2018-03-23 — 2018-04-05
Port of departureBergen, Norway
Port of returnBergen, Norway
ObjectivesIBWSS, International Blue Whiting Spawning stock Survey, coordinated by ICES. The main purpose of the cruise is the assessment of the spawning stock size, distribution and migrations 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)
ProjectICES International Blue Whiting Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
NPRCKings Bay 2018819 NPRC kingsbay_2018819.pdf (0.51 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificAtlantic Ocean west of Scotland (Hebrides)