RV Lough Foyle LF 4504
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Lough Foyle (74LG)|
|Cruise identifier||LF 4504|
|Cruise period||2004-10-30 — 2004-11-03|
|Port of departure||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Belfast, United Kingdom|
1. To estimate the production of larvae herring in the Irish Sea in 2004 as part of the time series of biomass indices used by ICES for the assessment of herring in VIIa (N).
2. To collect and fix larvae for otolith extraction and growth analysis.
The vessel sailed at 10:00 on 31 October, and upon leaving the mouth of Belfast Lough it soon became apparent that deployment of the sampler would be unsafe due to the sea state and gale force winds. The first station was sampled in marginal conditions, with each subsequent deployment carried out on the judgement of the watch leader and bridge officer. All 63 proposed stations were completed over the next three days and the vessel returned to Belfast on the morning of the 3rd November.
|Chief scientist||Michael McAliskey (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)|
|Cruise report||(0.07 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Northern Irish Sea|