The "Solea" cruises in the sea regions with middle-water fishing (Baltic Sea, North Sea). Pelagic and bottom trawl nets, beam trawls, biological sample trawl and plankton nets as well as oceanographic sensors are used. The scattering impact of the “Solea” on fish in shallow water areas due to fright caused by underwater noise emissions is reduced to the greatest extent possible.
|Vessel type||Offshore cutter, stern trawling|
|Length overall||42.40 m|
|Beam overall||10.00 m|
|Draft (maximum)||3.80 m|
|Main engine||1780 kW|
|Speed (maximum)||12.5 kn|
|Ship’s crew||14 persons|
|Scientific crew||7 persons|
|Shipyard||Fassmer Werft, Berne|
|Cruise duration||1 to 3 weeks|
|Cruise days per year||about 270|
Solea solea is the scientific name for sole, for which the northernmost habitat is the North Sea. Due to its firm white meat, sole is one of the most coveted varieties of fish and thus in high demand commercially as an edible fish.