Endeavour III 3701H
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||Endeavour III (74W1)|
|Cruise period||2002-02-18 — 2002-02-28|
|Port of departure||Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Kinlochbervie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To map and compare the distribution of juvenile monkfish L piscatorius and L budegassa targeting eight recognised commercial clean ground fishing areas along the west coast.
2. Collect data on the biological characteristics of both species.
3. Collect skin samples and otoliths from L piscatorius for genetic analysis, stock discrimination and ageing.
|Chief scientist||Kevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.17 MB)|
|General||North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)|
|Specific||Barra Hole, Stanton Banks, St. Kilda, Butt of Lewis, Sulisker Bight, Sule Skerry, Noup, Otter Bank.|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 27|
Description: 3 hour demersal trawl hauls at seven different locations targeting monkfish
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 1566|
Description: L. piscatorius measured for length, sex, maturity, weight and age
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Quantity: number of samples = 390|
Description: Skin samples from L piscatorius for genetic analysis.
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Quantity: number of specimens = 803|
Description: otoliths collected for stock discrimnation.