RV Cefas Endeavour 23/16
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise period||2016-10-22 — 2016-10-27|
|Port of departure||Swansea, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
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 scientist||Manuel Nicolaus (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Welsh Coastline and Irish Sea|