FV Brattholm

(short name)


(short name)

FV Brattholm


Norwegian Sea


Mandal (58.030°N -7.454°E)

Bottom depth

Legal name of organisation

Institute of Marine Research (IMR)




Kjell Nedreaas

Nordnesgaten 50, 5005 Bergen
Tel:+47 995 38 549
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The Reference Fleet is a small group of Norwegian fishing vessels that provide the IMR with detailed information about their fishing activity and catches on a regular basis. The sampling and data management procedures are similar to the system used on board IMR’s research vessels. Data is used for management purposes including stock assessment.

The FV Brattholm is one of the 20 coastal fishing vessels along the Norwegian coast included within the IMR reference fleet. Details of the vessel can be found in the table below and on the webadress given

Vessel Owner Address Reg.no. Call sign





Geir Even


Mandal VA-71-M LK7238 12,78 12,78 Gillnet

Web site address: http://www.imr.no/temasider/referanseflaten/en

Instrument Measured Parameter(s) Elevation / Depth Sampling Frequency of data recovery
scales and otolith sampling device Otolith extraction and preparation Fishes caught from different depth Transmission to land normally daily
electronic fish sampling board (Scantrol) Fish lengths, weigth, species distribution Fishes caught from different depth Transmission to land normally daily

In person/hands-on: the presence of the user group is required/recommended during the whole operation period.

Unit of access (UA): day.

Quantity of access available for the 3rd Call: 50 UA=50 days.

Users are invited to join cruises of the vessels and bring their own measurement devices for use.

Users can apply for a maximum access duration of 50 days (50 UA). Access duration corresponds to the period of installing, operating and un-installing a measuring system by the users.

The Fishing fleet driven by IMR allows to cost effectively increase the knowledge of fish stock size and distribution and is contributing to the provision of the ICES Annual Assessments. Another application is the catch of material for contaminant analysis in fishes.

The IMR infrastructure is under continuous supervision of the technical and scientific team at IMR. The team will provide assistance to users during installation of new instruments and during basic maintenance, and support and advice for the conduction of user projects.

The users have to follow the safety regulations as they are applied in the infrastructure.