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Bycatch and more sprat

Published on
July 20, 2011

Yesterday, 19.7. at 6:30 UCT we were targeting a few scattered schools at 55º9N 0º48E.

Trawling turned out to be difficult due to the low numbers of the small schools. Nonetheless, we caught something. Unfortunately it turned out to be a white beaked dolphin (Lagenorhynchus albirostris), that ended up in the net as bycatch. It will now be taken back to the institute fur further analysis:


Later on we encountered a few more small scattered schools. However, because due to a problem with the cooling, we only had one ship engine available, making any fishing operation impossible.


Today we saw some schools close to the sea bed at 54º39N 0º12E:


After trawling on them we caught gurnards, sprat, herring and gadoids.