Haul 9 was all mackerel and boarfish, including a couple of horse mackerel as well.
The deep sea haul done on April 2nd was a success. Many different deep sea species were caught, including a couple that are new to this survey. A relatively large amount of black scabbardfish were caught, as well as three deep sea sharks, out of which one was still alive and was put back into the water.
About 10 hours later, when we were nearly finished with sorting out the deep sea haul, a force 10 hit us from the north east and because we had to follow the transect it was hitting us from the side making the ship feel like the fairground attraction ‘miami trip’. Everything was flying around the place. By the next day things were calm again and it looks like we are in for another spell of good weather.Haul 11 was virtually composed of blue whiting only, containing only 10 mesopelagic fish.