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RV SANNA CRUICE 6 - Upernavik fjords - Greenland halibut survey

General

Project start
05.08.2018
Project end
18.08.2018
Type of project
Research
Project theme
Marine ecosystems
Project topic
Fish and shellfish
Hydrography

Fieldwork / Study

Fieldwork country
Greenland (DK)
Fieldwork region
Greenland, North-West
Fieldwork location

Geolocation is 73.208459711496, -55.220031738281

Fieldwork start
05.08.2018
Fieldwork end
18.08.2018

Project details

24.09.2018
Science / project plan

Survey targeting Greenland halibut the fjords around Upernavik and settlements. The survey uses gillnets with varying mesh size (46,55,60,70 mm half mesh) to survey Greenland halibut and Cod. Other studies including tagging experiments, biological sampling, hydrography and more. 

 

Normal survey areas: The fjords between Upernavik and Aappilattoq, Innaarsuit, Tasiusaq and Nutaarmiut. Attempts are made to go into Upernaviks icefjord and Gieskes Icefjord, but are in most years impossible. Tasiusaq bugt and nearby glaciers are normally visited.

Special topics in 2018: Hydrography, bottom mapping. (perhaps fisheries acoustics)

Publications related to project

Survey results can be found online at www.nafo.int see SCR Doc. 17-030

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