Cruise inventory

Carhelmar 1/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Carhelmar (74OJ)
Cruise identifier1/96
Cruise period1996-03-06 — 1996-03-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDartmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFleetwood, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To carry out beam trawl surveys of groundfish in the Irish Sea and Bristol Channel
2) To determine the distrubution and abundance of juvenile and adult sole and plaice
3) Samples of flatfish from selected stations were collected
Chief scientistMartin R Vince (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportCarhelmar 1/96 cruise report carhelmar1_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.97 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificIrish Sea and Bristol Channel
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
PhytobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 68
Description: both MAFF 4 m beam trawls were deployed on each station. All commercial fish species caught by the survey gear were collected, measured, and length-stratified samples of otoliths were taken from plaice, sole, lemon sole, brill, turbot, angler, cod, and whiting. Other fish species and main benthic fauna and flora caught were recorded on every haul.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 68
Description: both MAFF 4 m beam trawls were deployed on each station. All commercial fish species caught by the survey gear were collected, measured, and length-stratified samples of otoliths were taken from plaice, sole, lemon sole, brill, turbot, angler, cod, and whiting. Other fish species and main benthic fauna and flora caught were recorded on every haul.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 160
Description: Mature male plaice were collected and held in tanks for AEP4