Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/41/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/41/97
Cruise period1997-10-08 — 1997-10-16
StatusCompleted
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesDemersal fish survey
1. To obtain information on spatial patterns of abundance of differnet size- and age-classes of demersal fish in the northern Irish Sea.
2. To obtain indices of abundance of whiting, haddock, cod and herring for use in stock assessment.
3. To estimate the abundance of sprat and herring in the western and eastern Irish Sea using acoustics.
4. To quantify external parasite loads in whiting and cod, by area.
5. To collect samples of flatfish for feeding studies.
6. To record quantities of marine litter in trawl catches.
Chief scientistMike Armstrong (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/41/97 cruise report lf41_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea and North Channel
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/41/97 cruise track — lf41_97track.pdf (00 MB) 
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fish53° 46' 17" N  5° 21' 41" W — Station 50. Time 07.15. Haul went to 53 43.3N and 5 20.7W. Depth 87m.
Demersal fish54° 10' 59" N  5° 40' 35" W — Station 100. Time 07.02. Haul went to 54 8.1N and 5 40.8W. Depth 25m.
Demersal fish54° 42' 54" N  5° 26' 47" W — Station 86. Time 08.42. Haul went to 54 34.6N and 5 25.4W. Depth 37m.
Demersal fish54° 22' 59" N  5° 17' 47" W — Station 83. Time 12.41. Haul went to 54 20.1N and 5 16.8W. Depth 84m.
Demersal fish54° 13' 17" N  4° 56' 11" W — Station 46. Time 16.28. Haul went to 54 10.7N and 4 58.7W. Depth 82m.
Demersal fish54° 7' 35" N  5° 1' 17" W — Station 99. Time 06.29. Haul went to 54 5.1N and 5 4.1W. Depth 75m.
Demersal fish54° 0' 59" N  4° 59' 47" W — Station 48. Time 08.17. Haul went to 53 58.0N and 4 58.2W. Depth 52.
Demersal fish53° 56' 11" N  5° 12' 18" W — Station 216. Time 15.36. Haul went to 53 53.8N and 5 15.3W. Depth 74m.
Demersal fish54° 8' 11" N  5° 31' 30" W — Station 17. Time 10.01. Haul went to 54 5.1N and 5 31.7W. Depth 57m.
Demersal fish54° 12' 0" N  5° 23' 47" W — Station 81. Time 12.07. Haul went to 54 14.9N and 5 23.6W. Depth 50m.
Demersal fish54° 7' 59" N  5° 19' 30" W — Station 101. Time 14.15. Haul went to 54 5.0N and 5 18.7W. Depth 100m.
Demersal fish53° 51' 17" N  6° 4' 53" W — Station 73. Time 06.20. Haul went to 53 48.8N and 6 1.8W. Depth 29m.
Demersal fish53° 53' 11" N  5° 55' 29" W — Station 71. Time 08.10. Haul went to 53 54.2N and 5 50.6W. Depth 40m.
Demersal fish54° 1' 41" N  5° 45' 29" W — Station 70. Time 10.22. Haul went to 53 58.7N and 5 44.8W. Depth 41m.
Demersal fish53° 50' 17" N  5° 45' 47" W — Station 208. Time 14.10. Haul went to 53 47.2N and 5 47.3W. Depth 60m.
Demersal fish53° 42' 17" N  5° 50' 35" W — Station 75. Time 16.01. Haul went to 53 39.4N and 5 52.0W. Depth 55m.
Demersal fish53° 43' 23" N  6° 0' 41" W — Station 79. Time 06.38. Haul went to 53 40.7N and 5 57.9W. Depth 33m.
Demersal fish53° 36' 35" N  5° 55' 53" W — Station 92. Time 08.39. Haul went to 53 35.0N and 5 51.5W. Depth 46m.
Demersal fish53° 31' 12" N  5° 51' 59" W — Station 93. Time 11.09. Haul went to 53 29.2N and 5 48.2W. Depth 61m.
Demersal fish53° 24' 47" N  5° 47' 35" W — Station 94. Time 13.40. Haul went to 53 22.2N and 5 45.4W. Depth 70m.
Demersal fish53° 30' 5" N  5° 37' 59" W — Station 56. Time 12.49. Haul went to 53 29.8N and 5 43.1W. Depth 81m.
Demersal fish53° 36' 35" N  5° 40' 53" W — Station 90. Time 15.00. Haul went to 53 39.5N and 5 42.4W. Depth 81m.
Demersal fish53° 35' 47" N  5° 23' 29" W — Station 103. Time 09.28. Haul went to 53 33.0N and 5 25.6W. Depth 85m.
Demersal fish53° 40' 29" N  5° 6' 36" W — Station 105. Time 12.50. Haul went to 53 42.6N and 5 3.1W. Depth 73m.
Demersal fish53° 48' 41" N  4° 44' 17" W — Station 77. Time 15.33. Haul went to 53 50.8N and 4 40.8W. Depth 84m.
Demersal fish54° 1' 5" N  4° 24' 18" W — Station 76. Time 06.43. Haul went to 54 0.1N and 4 26.4W. Depth 46m.
Demersal fish53° 46' 41" N  4° 40' 35" W — Station 102. Time 09.25. Haul went to 53 43.9N and 4 38.8W. Depth 63m.
Demersal fish53° 49' 12" N  4° 10' 53" W — Station 243. Time 12.27. Haul went to 53 47.2N and 4 7.1W. Depth 45m.
Demersal fish53° 31' 5" N  4° 16' 17" W — Station 245. Time 15.28. Haul went to 53 30.0N and 4 11.6W. Depth 40m.
Demersal fish53° 28' 35" N  3° 48' 29" W — Station 246. Time 06.37. Haul went to 53 29.2N and 3 43.5W. Depth 33m.
Demersal fish53° 46' 5" N  3° 40' 59" W — Station 249. Time 09.29. Haul went to 53 48.0N and 3 44.9W. Depth 39m.
Demersal fish54° 3' 23" N  3° 37' 23" W — Station 250. Time 12.16. Haul went to 54 6.1N and 3 39.8W. Depth 30m.
Demersal fish54° 15' 0" N  3° 42' 5" W — Station 259. Time 14.16. Haul went to 54 17.9N and 3 43.3W. Depth 33m.
Demersal fish54° 23' 11" N  3° 44' 17" W — Station 257. Time 16.00. Haul went to 54 25.9N and 3 46.2W. Depth 25m.
Demersal fish54° 4' 35" N  4° 1' 17" W — Station 242. Time 06.46. Haul went to 54 7.5N and 4 2.4W. Depth 33m.
Demersal fish54° 18' 59" N  3° 57' 11" W — Station 258. Time 09.06. Haul went to 54 22.0N and 3 57.2W. Depth 39m.
Demersal fish54° 34' 5" N  3° 46' 17" W — Station 64. Time 11.38. Haul went to 54 36.9N and 3 44.8W. Depth 26m.
Demersal fish54° 37' 53" N  3° 55' 23" W — Station 256. Time 13.35. Haul went to 54 37.1N and 4 0.6W. Depth 36m.
Demersal fish54° 36' 59" N  4° 10' 53" W — Station 63. Time 15.33. Haul went to 54 35.9N and 4 15.6W. Depth 52m.
Demersal fish53° 59' 29" N  5° 39' 47" W — Station 88. Time 12.07. Haul went to 53 56.8N and 5 42.2W. Depth 60m.
Demersal fish53° 53' 42" N  4° 59' 24" W — Station 51. Time 10.02. Haul went to 53.50.9N and 4 57.7W. Depth 68m.
Demersal fish54° 20' 35" N  4° 55' 23" W — Station 97. Time 14.28. Haul went to 54 17.7N and 4 54.1W. Depth 87m.
Demersal fish53° 49' 30" N  5° 4' 53" W — Station 96. Time 13.05. Haul went to 53 52.6N and 5 6.2W. Depth 70m.
Demersal fish54° 42' 54" N  5° 41' 17" W — Looking at demersal fish abundance, and parasites found upon them To collect flatfish for feeding studies. Station 35. Time 06.33. Haul went to 54 43.7N and 5 36.4W. Depth 15m.