Cruise inventory

FV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 1994

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Challenge 'A' (740E)
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 1994
Cruise period1994-09-03 — 1994-09-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWainfleet, United Kingdom
Port of returnWainfleet, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesInshore beam trawl and push net survey. 8 Vessels used.

1. To carry out an inshore beam trawl and push net survey of parts of the North Sea and English Channel coasts for juvenile flatfish year class size estimation and collect data on young demersal fish in relation to the environment.
2. All fish caught were identified and measured.
3. Surface salinity samples and sediment samples were collected.
4. Observations of surface temperature and by catch of benthos and shrimp were recorded at all stations.
5. Observations of dissolved oxygen levels were made at all stations in the River Humber.
6. Samples of fish were collected and preserved from all hauls in the River Humber.
7. Samples of young cuttlefish were collected and preserved and returned to the laboratory for further study.
Chief scientistMichael W Easey (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectYoung Fish Survey 1994
Cruise reportFV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 1994 cruise report youngfishsurvey_94.pdf — access key 'C' (1.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificEast coast of England from Bridlington Bay to the north Norfolk coast