Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/20/93 Part 2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/20/93 Part 2
Cruise period1993-08-05 — 1993-08-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesDundalk juvenile gadoid survey
1. To investigate the distribution of pelagic juvenile gadoids in the vicinity of Dundalk Bay.
2. To collect otoliths to investigate the growth rates of juveniles in the area.
3. To compare the selectivity of MIK nets during darkness and light.
4. To study the rate of specimen shrinkage in alcohol and formaldehyde solution.
5. To further improve the icthyoplankton survey methods on Lough Foyle.
6. To collect juvenile squid for Martin Collins of University College Cork.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/20/93 Part 2 cruise report lf20_93.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Net trial: fishing for pelagic juvenile gadoids and juvenile squid.
MolluscsQuantity: number of measurements = 8
Description: Stations 22, 21, 17, 18, 19, 14, 13 and 9 were surveyed.
MolluscsQuantity: number of measurements = 6
Description: Stations 11, 15, 16, 20, 24 and 23 were fished and the codends were damaged
MolluscsQuantity: number of measurements = 4
Description: Stations 10, 6, 5 and 1 were surveyed. There were 5 hauls made at station 10.
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Net trial: fishing for pelagic juvenile gadoids and juvenile squid.
MolluscsQuantity: number of measurements = 6
Description: Stations 4, 3, 2, 7, 8 and 12 were all worked. 8 had a large of haul of jellyfish.