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Annual Irish Groundfish Survey Now Under Way

 RV Celtic ExplorerThe Marine Institute’s annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS2016) began off the North West Coast on Sunday 25 September, continuing till Thursday 6 October, in fulfilment of Ireland’s Common Fisheries Policy obligations. IGFS2016 is a demersal trawl survey consisting of a minimum of 45 fishing hauls each of 30 minutes’ duration. Fishing in 2016 is taking place within a two-nautical-mile radius of positions indicated in Marine Notice No 41 of 2016, available to read or download HERE. The survey is being conducted by the RV Celtic Explorer (Callsign EIGB), which will display all appropriate lights and signals throughout and is also listening on VHF Channel 16. The Celtic Explorer will be towing a high headline GOV 36/47 demersal trawl during fishing operations. The Marine Institute requests that commercial fishing and other marine operators keep a two-nautical-mile area around the tow points clear of any gear or apparatus during the survey period outlined above. Read the rest here 09:52

Fisheries Acoustic Survey Newfoundland-Blog No 9-of Cod and Second Chances

survey track. rv celtic explorer 2015Thanks to funding from the Department of Fisheries and Aquaculture (DFA) and the Research and Development Corporation (RDC) of Newfoundland and Labrador, this is the fifth consecutive year that CFER scientists, led by , have conducted offshore research aboard the RV Celtic Explorer. Although these trips have supported several projects, the focus has been an annual acoustic-trawl survey of the spawning ‘northern’ cod stock that ranges from southern Labrador to northern Grand Bank. Read the rest here 12:07

Future uncertain for fisheries research centre, five years after inception

ST. JOHN’S, N.L. – The future of the largest seagoing fisheries research program of its kind in Canada is unclear as cash-strapped Newfoundland and Labrador reviews spending. “We want to continue with this project,” Premier Paul Davis said Tuesday aboard the RV Celtic Explorer docked in St. John’s harbour. But the centre is in the last of a five-year mandate and there’s no guarantee it will continue. The oil-dependent province has been walloped by lower prices and is reviewing all spending as it projects deficits through 2018. Read the rest here  20:48