Cruise inventory

FV Hope Young Fish Survey 2003

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFV Hope
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 2003
Cruise period2003-08-22 — 2003-08-24
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMorecambe, United Kingdom
Port of returnMorecambe, 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 scientistMichael W Easey (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectYoung Fish Survey 2003
Cruise reportFV Hope Young Fish Survey 2003 cruise report youngfishsurvey_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.37 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificMorecambe Bay and in nearby estuaries
Track chartsFV Hope Young Fish Survey 2003 cruise track — youngfishsurvey_03trk.pdf (00 MB)