Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/22/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/22/97
Cruise period1997-05-25 — 1997-05-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesJuvenile gadoid study
1. To investigate the abundance and geographic distribution of juvenile gadoids in the western Irish Sea.
2. To test the newly-serviced multiplankton sampler.
3. To collect samples for the validation of whiting otolith primary increment deposition.
4. To investigate the factors determining the vertical distribution of zooplankton and ichthyoplankton in the western Irish Sea.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/22/97 cruise report lf22_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 17
Description: To investigate the abundance of juvenile gadoids and collect samples of whiting. 2 MIK net stations and 15 plankton stations were sampled
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: 2 Mik net grids were completed and the DANI mooring site was worked.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 17
Description: To investigate the abundance of juvenile gadoids and collect samples of whiting. 2 MIK net stations and 15 plankton stations were sampled
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 8
Description: 8 MIK stations were sampled.