RV Dana 02/2019

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Dana (26D4)
Cruise identifier02/2019
Cruise period2019-02-07 — 2019-02-25
Port of departureHirtshals Havn, Denmark
Port of returnHirtshals Havn, Denmark
ObjectivesICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS) for the North Sea for the first quarter of 2019.


To determine the distribution and relative abundance of pre-recruits of the main commercial species (cod, haddock, whiting, Norway pout, saithe, herring, sprat and mackerel) with a view of deriving recruitment indices
To monitor changes in the stocks of commercial fish species independently of commercial fisheries data
To monitor the distribution and relative abundance of all fish species and selected invertebrates
To collect data for the determination of biological parameters for selected species
To collect hydrographical and environmental information
To determine the distribution of in particular herring and sprat larvae
Chief scientistKai Wieland (Technical University of Denmark, National Institute of Aquatic Resources)
ProjectICES International Bottom Trawl Survey (IBTS)
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise reportRV Dana 02/2019 cruise report dana_02_2019.pdf (0.64 MB) 
NPRCRV Dana 02/2019 NPRC dana_02_2019.pdf (1.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea