MFV Annie Hillina 2016

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Annie Hillina (06HQ)
Cruise identifier2016
Cruise period2016-09-05 — 2016-09-11
ObjectivesCarry out a limited number of commercial fishing hauls of herring within UK territorial waters (12 NM) in the areas between 3.8 and 4.85 degrees West, during the period 5-11 September 2016. This fishery will be carried out in the context of the monitoring TAC for 6a North and will focus on morphometrics, genetics and catch sampling.

The activities by FV Annie Hillina will be part of a wider survey into the herring stock in 6a, done by other (UK and Irish flagged) vessels. Notably, an acoustic survey in combination with commercial fishing will be carried out by FV Wiron6 (PH2200, Plymouth). The FV Annie Hillina will be in the neighbourhood of the FV Wiron6 to collect the required samples for morphometrics, genetics and catch sampling.
Chief scientistSusan M Lusseau (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
NPRCMFV Annie Hillina 2016 NPRC anniehillina_20160905.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth of Scotland between between 3.80 and 4.85 degrees West