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RV Lough Foyle LF 2202

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF 2202
Cruise period2002-05-26 — 2002-05-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To investigate the distribution and processes which determine the success of gadoid development through to settlement.
2. To estimate the abundance of juveniles to determine the strength of the 2002 year-class of gadoids in the western Irish Sea for use in stock assessments.
3. To obtain samples for otolith primary increment analysis.

Narrative

The vessel sailed at 21:00 on 26 May 2002 Belfast and proceeded to the first station off county Down. Sampling started at 03:05 on 27 May. The vessel had to return to Belfast on 28 May to allow a member of the crew to disembark. The survey was completed at 04:00 on 30 May.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF 2202 cruise report lf22_02.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea (north); ICES div. VIIa