Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/21/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/21/96
Cruise period1996-05-19 — 1996-05-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesJuvenile gadoid investigations
1. To investigate the summer transport of pelagic juvenile gadoids from the coast to the stratified waters of the western Irish Sea.
2. To assess fish growth rates in May and June.
3. To collect juvenile fish for histological examination of growth and condition.
4. To collect otoliths for body to otolith size extrapolations.
5. To investigate the abundance of euphausiids and other macro zooplankton in the Irish Sea.
6. To collect samples for Sagitta elegans study.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/21/96 cruise report lf21_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: 4 MIK and 3 Gulf III deployments were made.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: To assess fish growth, juvenile gadoids and the abundance of zooplankton. 13 Gulf III deployments were made.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: 3 MIK hauls took place.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: 13 hauls were made in Gulf III.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: 4 MIK and 3 Gulf III deployments were made.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: 3 MIK hauls took place.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: To assess fish growth, juvenile gadoids and the abundance of zooplankton. 13 Gulf III deployments were made.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: 13 hauls were made in Gulf III.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: 13 hauls were made in Gulf III.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: 4 MIK and 3 Gulf III deployments were made.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: 3 MIK hauls took place.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: To assess fish growth, juvenile gadoids and the abundance of zooplankton. 13 Gulf III deployments were made.