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FV St Richard 3/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV St Richard (74RJ)
Cruise identifier3/95
Cruise period1995-03-07 — 1995-05-11
StatusCompleted
Port of departureHastings, United Kingdom
Port of returnHastings, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAim:
To compare catch rates of sole in fixed nets from different grounds in the Hastings Shingle Bank area.

Trip 1: 7th - 13th March 1995
Up to 8 fleets of 4" trammel nets were worked by each vessel for 7 days.
FV St Richard : 2.5 - 3.5miles off, east of Hastings
FV Sandra: 3.5 - 4miles off Hastings, inshore of the Shingle Bank dredging area.

Trip 2: 6th - 11th April
Up to 8 fleets of 4" trammel nets were worked by each vessel for 6 days.
FV St Richarrd: 2 - 3miles off Fairlight and Hastings
FV Sandra: 3.5 - 4.5miles off Hastings inshore of the Shingle Bank dredging area.

Trip 3: 5th-11th May
5 fleets of 4" trammel nets were worked by both boats for 7 days
FV St Richard and FV Sandra: 3.5 - 4miles off Hastings inshore of the Shingle Bank dredging area.

Results:
1) All sole caught were measured and examined for sex and maturity stage.
2) Observations on feeding of sole were also made.
3) Sea surface temperatures were noted on all trips.
4) All other commercial species caught were noted.
5) A full sample of sole was retained to complete length, weight, sex ratio, maturity stage and age studies.
Chief scientistGarry J Howlett (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory), Michael W Easey (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectHastings Shingle Bank Survey
Cruise reportFV St Richard 3/95 cruise report strichard_sandra_mar95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.68 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificHastings Shingle Bank Rye Bay-Eastbourne
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: surface salinity and temperature data was collected throughout the 2 cruises. No. of samples not noted.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: all other commercial species caught were noted
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: Observations of sole and sampling to collect size, weight, sex and maturity data. No. of samples not noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: all other commercial species caught were noted
Gear researchQuantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: The trammel nets were hauled each day, with the vessels working for 7 days each. No. of trawls not noted.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: activity duration in days = 20
Description: Observations on feeding of sole were also made.