RV Cefas Endeavour 5/04
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise period||2004-04-24 — 2004-05-20|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||The cruise was the English contribution to the International Tri-ennial Mackerel and Horse mackerel egg survey, 2004. These surveys are co-ordinated through ICES WGMEGS to provide estimates of Spawning Stock Biomass for both these species. They comprise both plankton sampling and fishing in the mackerel and horse mackerel spawning areas on the continental shelf to the west of Europe.
In addition, the English cruise carried out some further plankton sampling for larvae of the edible crab in the English Channel.
|Chief scientist||Stephen Paul Milligan (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Project||Tri-ennial mackerel and horse mackerel survey|
|Coordinating body||ICES WGMEGS|
|Cruise report||(0.33 MB)|
Bay of Biscay
|Specific||Northern Biscay, Celtic Sea and English Channel|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Quantity: track kilometres = 8889.6|
Description: Continuous logging of sub-surface (3m) salinity and temperature
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of samples = 74|
Description: Sub-surface water bottle samples collected underway for salinity analysis.
|Biology and fisheries|
|Zooplankton||Quantity: number of stations = 13|
Description: Gulf III type plankton sampler, deployed on double oblique 'V' profiles whilst steaming at 4.5 Kts. Edible crab larvae removed for subsequent DNA analysis.
|Eggs and larvae||Quantity: number of stations = 147|
Description: Gulf III type plankton sampler, deployed on double oblique 'V' profiles whilst steaming at 4.5 Kts. The samplers utilise a calibrated CTD. Zooplankton samples analysed for fish eggs only.
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of stations = 13|
Description: Foto trawl used to collect biological data from spawning mackerel and horse mackerel.