Magnus Heinason 1912

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Magnus Heinason (26MH)
Cruise identifier1912
Cruise period2019-03-27 — 2019-04-10
Port of departureTórshavn, Faroe Islands
Port of returnTórshavn, Faroe Islands
ObjectivesThe main aim of this survey was to investigate the distribution and abundance of spawning and post-spawning blue whiting in the areas south of the Faroes, west of the British Isles and Porcupine Bank. Zooplankton and hydrographic data were collected along the cruise tracks.

The cruise was part of the joint international blue whiting survey (IBWSS) on the spawning grounds west of the British Isles, the Porcupine Bank and the Rockall Bank. Five research vessels took part in the survey, coordinated by the ICES Working Group of International Pelagic Surveys (WGIPS, formerly WGNAPES). The results from all vessels combined will be used in the assessment of blue whiting by the Working Group on Widely Distributed Stocks (WGWIDE) in August 2019.
Chief scientistJan Arge Jacobsen (Faroe Marine Research Institute)
ProjectICES International Blue Whiting Survey
Coordinating bodyInternational Council for the Exploration of the Sea (ICES)
Cruise reportMagnus Heinason 1912 cruise report magnusheinason_1912.pdf (0.66 MB) 
NPRCMagnus Heinason 1912 NPRC magnusheinason_1912.pdf (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Bank.