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Toktrapport nr. 2 - 2014: Quarter 1 International Bottom Trawl Survey


The IBTS quarter 1 multispecies bottom trawl survey, coordinated by the ICES IBTS working group, involves 7 countries and covers the North Sea, Skagerrak, and Kattegat. The survey included MIK tows from water < 200 m to provide an index of herring and sprat larvae, bottom trawls in water < 200 m for multiple demersal fish and invertebrate species, and collection of hydrographical data. Also completed were the Utsira W hydrographic transect and MIK-M sampling for fish eggs and gadoid larvae. Guests included seabird observers from JNCC.