Carry 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.
Susan M Lusseau (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
North of Scotland between between 3.80 and 4.85 degrees West