Cruise inventory

FV Charlie Boy Young Fish Survey 2003

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Charlie Boy (74RK)
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 2003
Cruise period2003-08-20 — 2003-08-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWhitstable, United Kingdom
Port of returnWhitstable, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesInshore beam trawl survey. 8 Vessels used.

1. To carry out an inshore beam trawl survey of parts of the North Sea, Eastern Channel and Morecambe Bay for juvenile flatfish, year class size estimation.
2. To collect data on young demersal fish in relation to the environment.
3. To identify and quantify macro-benthos.
4. To record temperature and salinity at each trawl station.
5. To collect otolith samples from commercial flatfish.
6. To collect fish samples from the Humber for Hull University.
7. To record dissolved oxygen levels, for the Environment Agency, in the Humber.
Chief scientistPhilip John Welsby (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectYoung Fish Survey 2003
Cruise reportFV Charlie Boy Young Fish Survey 2003 cruise report youngfishsurvey_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.37 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern Thames Estuary from Margate to Tilbury
Track chartsFV Charlie Boy Young Fish Survey 2003 cruise track — youngfishsurvey_03trk.pdf (00 MB)