After the first week it is time for a short evaluation of the achievements.
Figure 2 shows the bottom temperature for the stations (darker=warmer). After every haul, we do a vertical measurement with a so-called CTD (measuring conductivity and temperature at depth), which gives information about the conductivity and temperature in the water column.
Figure 3 gives information about he catches (only fish species), in total numbers caught (21 hauls, approx. 10 hours fishing) on a logarithmic scale. Dab (Limanda limanda, a flatfish species) is by far the most dominant species in the catches, followed by European plaice (Pleuronectes platessa). The order of the list will change in the coming weeks, as some species only occur in specific area. Dab, European plaice and grey gurnard (Eutrigla gurnardus) will stay on a high position in the list.
We are looking forward to the next week, after our the weekend in Aberdeen. Some changes in personnel took place. First of all, Hendrik Romkes replaced Jan de Boer as representative from the fishing sector, and Lorna is replaced by John. He is head of the department Fish, and likes to experience the work at sea.