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RV Lough Foyle LF 2203

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF 2203
Cruise period2003-05-25 — 2003-05-28
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom

1. To investigate the distribution and processes which determine the success of gadoid development through to settlement.
2. To obtain abundance indices for early-stage juveniles of the 2003 year-class of gadoids in the western Irish Sea for use in stock assessments.
3. To obtain samples for otolith primary increment analysis.


The vessel sailed at 21:00 on 25 May 2003 Belfast and proceeded to the first station off county Down. Sampling started at 01:50 on 26 May. The vessel returned to Belfast on 28 May having completed 34 Gulf VII and 20 MIK net hauls. The survey was completed at 08:00 on 28 May.
Chief scientistMichael McAliskey (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF 2203 cruise report lf22_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorthern Irish Sea