Reykjanes Sandeel2018

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Reykjanes (26RK)
Cruise identifierSandeel2018
Cruise period2018-11-20 — 2018-12-07
Port of departureEsbjerg Havn, Denmark
Port of returnEsbjerg Havn, Denmark
ObjectivesThe purpose of the sand eel dredge survey is to collect sand eels buried in the seabed and compare catches (number and age composition) with the previous year's collections to assess the 2018 year class strength of sand eel in area 1r, 2r and 3r of the different areas adopted by ICES in 2016 (figure 1). Data from the dredge survey is the basis for calculating an index, which is used in the stock assessment for sand eel in the North Sea.

The work involves cruise from two ships. Originally the other ship was to be the Arctic Hunter but this was replaced by the Lonny Hedwig.
Chief scientistFlemming Thaarup (Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources)
Cruise reportReykjanes Sandeel2018 cruise report reykjanes_lonnyhedwig_2018.pdf (1.40 MB) 
NPRCReykjanes Sandeel2018 NPRC reykjanes_arctichunter_2018.pdf (1.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
North Sea