Survey includes 2 hydrographic transects, one running from Hanstholm to Aberdeen, the other Utsira W to Start Point. Hydrography (nutrients, salinity, temperature), plankton, zooplankton, fish eggs and fish larvae are collected along the transect. These transects will be completed during the period Feb. 11 - Feb. 21.
The second half of the survey is an acoustic survey for saithe for assessment purposes. The survey will cover transects up and down the shelf edge and include bottom and pelagic trawling for fish, egg/larvae sampling, and CTDs.
Jennifer Devine (Institute of Marine Research, Norway)