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RV Cefas Endeavour 23/16

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier23/16
Cruise period2016-10-22 — 2016-10-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSwansea, United Kingdom
Port of returnLiverpool, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAims

1. To collect samples of demersal fish for chemical analysis from the Irish Sea, and Welsh Coast in support of the Clean Seas Environmental Monitoring Programme (CSEMP).
2. To collect fish samples at CSEMP sites for fish disease biochemical markers (e.g. EROD and bile metabolites analysis).
3. To sample representative CSEMP stations using day grab, for polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons (PAHs), trace metal contaminants, organic contaminants (PCBs, PBDEs and HBCD), sediment particle size analysis (PSA), benthic fauna and marine litter.
4. To conduct marine litter surveys (MSFD Descriptor 10) by collecting benthic litter information from the trawls and also collecting sediment samples for litter analysis.
5. To conduct passive sampler transects to analyse samples for performance reference compounds (PRCs), PAHs, PCBs, OCPs and PBDEs in the water column (MSFD D8) using the Ferrybox water sampling system.
6. To conduct marine mammal observations.

Narrative in attached cruise report.
Chief scientistManuel Nicolaus (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificWelsh Coastline and Irish Sea