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CE16004 Anglerfish and Megrim SSB Survey: 25/02/2015 -16/03/2015

The survey will take place over two legs with the first leg being lead by Dr Eoghan Kelly and the second by Dr Hans Gerritsen, both of the Marine Institute. Leg 1 will take place from the 25th of February to the 5th of March 2016 and Leg 2 from the 6th of March to the 16th of March 2016.

Anglerfish, Lophius species, and megrim, Lepidorhombus whiffiagonus are amongst the most important of demersal fish resources available to the Irish and European fishing fleets. The Marine Institute will conduct a survey in deep waters to the north and west of Ireland to improve the resolution of the assessment of these stocks.

The aim of the survey will be to make available up to date biological information on adult components of these stocks to the ICES working groups charged with their assessment.  To be considered for participation in this survey applicants should be able to demonstrate significant seagoing experience and be in possession of a current ENG 11 medical certificate and  have undergone training in personal survival techniques (PST STCW 95) within the last four years. 

This is a tremendous opportunity for graduates or post graduates students wishing to gain experience in biological data collection under the mentorship of established researchers and practitioners.

Applications are invited from graduate and postgraduates wishing to develop a career in fisheries science or with an interest in megafauna observation and data collection. Opportunities may also arise for the collection of hydrographic samples and data within the survey schedule.

The 2009 survey report may be downloaded here.

Applications for both legs of the survey may be downloaded here.

The closing date for applications to join this survey is Friday 29th of January. 

Further enquiries should be addressed to

          Survey Stations from the 2009 Western Waters International Anglerfish Survey