The annual Irish Groundfish Survey (IGFS 2019) will take place off the North, West and South Coasts for six weeks from 31 October.
As part of the requirements for the 2019 survey, fishing will take place within a 2-nautical-mile radius of indicated positions.
The survey will be conducted by the RV Celtic Explorer (callsign EIGB) which will display appropriate lights and signals.
The vessel 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 2nm area around the tow mid-points clear of any gear or apparatus during the survey period between Thursday 31 October and Friday 14 December.
This survey follows the annual Irish Anglerfish and Megrim Survey which was conducted off the West South West and South Coasts in March.