Cruise summary report
|Ship name||Patricia D|
|Cruise period||1992-09-07 — 1992-09-14|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Barry, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To repeat the grid survey conducted during May 1989, May 1990 and May 1991 to establish a time-series of 1-group sole abundance on the North Wales coast.
2. To measure the biomass and production of 0-group sole and plaice, and of other
selected epifauna, during a nine week period from early July.
3. To undertake studies of 0-group sole feeding ecology on the nursery ground.
4. To assess performance of 4-5 cm long hatchery reared juvenile sole following liberation on to a sole nursery ground.
|Chief scientist||Stuart Ian Rogers (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Conwy Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.08 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Rhyl Flats, North Wales.|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of stations = 91|
Description: grid survey to determine sole abundance