This survey continues a time series used to track the biomass and abundance of herring in the Celtic Sea and informs stock assessments by ICES expert groups. Mr Ciaran O’Donnell will lead an experienced team of biologists from the Marine Institute on survey transects deploying a pelagic trawl to ground truth echo traces of herring and other pelagic species.
The survey will take place from the 8th to 28th of October.
The Celtic Sea Herring Acoustic Survey (CSHAS) is an excellent opportunity for graduates and postgraduate students to develop field skills and careers in fisheries acoustics, fisheries biometric and plankton sampling. Data collection also extends to marine mammals and seabirds.
Background to Acoustic Surveys
The background to Marine Institute acoustic surveys is here.
Read the 2022 CSHAS report here.
For application advice see Applying for SMART Marine Institute Research Vessel Bursaries
Closing date for applications is the 20th of August.
- Current ENG 11 medical certificate
- Current PST STCW 95 or equivalent
- STCW Proficiency in Security Awareness
For information on certificates see page 2 of Applying for SMART Marine Institute Research Vessel Bursaries
For further information email: John.Boyd@atu.ie