Fishery Research Vessel “Clupea”

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.

Technical Data

Vessel typestern trawler
Length overall28.80 m
Beam overall7.70 m
Draft (maximum)2,30 m
Main engine478 kW
Speed (maximum)11 kn
Ship’s crew5 + 1 persons
Scientific crew4 persons
ShipyardFassmer Werft, Berne
Home portRostock (Marienehe)
Call signDBFM
Cruise durationdaily cruises and cruises up to 5 days
Cruise days per yearabout 290

About the name of the vessel

Clupea harengus is the scientific name for herring. Large quantities of herring have been traded in Europe since the Middle Ages.


Schedule 2022 (in German)

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Schedule 2017 (in German)

Schedule 2016 (in German)

Schedule 2015 (in German)

Schedule 2014 (in German)

Schedule 2013 (in German)