Collect morphometric and genetic data to distinguish whether the 6aN stocks are different from the stocks in ICES areas 6aS, 7b,c.
Collect biological information from commercial catch data in order to maintain the stock assessment time series
Collect acoustic data and information on the size and age of herring to allow estimation of the abundance of spawning components of herring in ICES area VIa North
7 vessels will participate in the survey.
Susan M Lusseau (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)