The "Clupea" mainly works in the areas of coastal fishing in the southwestern Baltic Sea. Pelagic and bottom trawl nets, set nets and long lines, biological sample trawl and plankton nets as well as oceanographic sensors are used.
On 15 September 2011, Federal Minister Ilse Aigner launched the new fishery research vessel “Clupea”. After some necessary optimisations, it went into service in April 2012. The new vessel replaces the previous, 60-years-old “Clupea”. The new ship is nearly 29 meters long, but only has a draft of 2,3 metres. This is ideal for operating in the flat coastal areas of the so-called Bodden. The “Clupea” not only cruises in the Baltic Sea, but also in the North Sea.
|Vessel type||stern trawler|
|Length overall||28.80 m|
|Beam overall||7.70 m|
|Draft (maximum)||2,30 m|
|Main engine||478 kW|
|Speed (maximum)||11 kn|
|Ship’s crew||5 + 1 persons|
|Scientific crew||4 persons|
|Shipyard||Fassmer Werft, Berne|
|Home port||Rostock (Marienehe)|
|Cruise duration||daily cruises and cruises up to 5 days|
|Cruise days per year||about 290|
Clupea harengus is the scientific name for herring. Large quantities of herring have been traded in Europe since the Middle Ages.