Cruise inventory

RV Lough Foyle LF/45/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/45/97
Cruise period1997-11-02 — 1997-11-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesLarval herring survey
1. To survey the distribution and abundance of herring larval from the Manx and Mourne Irish Sea stocks, to produce a larval production estimate (index) and provide data on larval drift.
2. To investigate the abundance of euphausiids and other macro zooplankton in the Irish Sea.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/45/97 cruise report lf45_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorthern Irish Sea and North Channel
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 25
Description: To investigate the distribution and abundance of herring larval and macro zooplankton. 25 stations were sampled.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: 11 stations were sampled in poor weather.
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 2 more samples were taken before they docked in Belfast.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: 11 stations were sampled in poor weather.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 2
Description: 2 more samples were taken before they docked in Belfast.
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 25
Description: To investigate the distribution and abundance of herring larval and macro zooplankton. 25 stations were sampled.