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RV Cefas Endeavour 18/14

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier18/14
Cruise period2014-09-07 — 2014-09-26
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnPortland Harbour, United Kingdom

1. To carry out a 4m beam-trawl survey of groundfish (Figure 1) to i) obtain fisheries independent data on the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species, and ii) derive age compositions of sole, plaice, cod and whiting for use in the assessments of stock size.
2. To collect biological data including maturity and weight at age of sole, plaice, lemon sole and other commercially important finfish species as part of CEFAS' requirements under the EU Data Collection Framework.
3. To determine the distribution and relative abundance of juvenile and adult sole and plaice.
4. To collect surface & bottom temperature/salinity data using CTD and Niskin Bottle.
5. To quantify epibenthos using 4m beam trawl by-catch.
6. Collect length/weight & maturity information using individual fish measurements, in support of the EU Data Collection Framework.
7. To collect fish samples in support of other Cefas projects and training courses.
8. To collect water alkalinity and dissolved inorganic carbon (DIC) samples - (N Greenwood - Cefas).
Chief scientistIan David Holmes (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 18/14 cruise programme endeavour18_14.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificIrish Sea (ICES area VIIa), Bristol Channel & Celtic Sea (ICES area VIIfg)
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 18/14 cruise track — endeavour18_14trk.pdf (0.09 MB)