Duration: May 3 – 28, 2019
Area: Baltic Sea; Arcona Seat o Gotland Sea
Purpose: Hydroacoustic survey of sprat
The main objective of this hydroacoustic survey is the annual assessment of small pelagic fish stocks, especially sprat, from the Arkona Sea to the Gotland Sea. This survey is part of the international "Baltic Acoustic Spring Survey", where, in addition to Germany, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Poland are also involved. The survey is coordinated by the ICES working group WGBIFS and has been conducted regularly since 2001. The data will be ultimately used as an index for the stock assessment of sprat.
Cruise report (PDF, english)
Scientific cruise leader:
Institut für Ostseefischerei