Cruise inventory

FV Silver Star 2/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Silver Star (74W5)
Cruise identifier2/85
Cruise period1985-06-17 — 1985-06-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureConwy, United Kingdom
Port of returnConwy, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a groundfish survey along the N.Wales coast.
2. To collect samples of otoliths of commercial species.
3. To weigh accurately all gutted plaice and sole selected for otoliths samples.
4. To obtain mesh selection data
5. To obtain samples of ungutted fish for A Franklin (Burnham-on-Crouch) for contaminant trend analysis.
6. To tag 2-group pre-recruit sole.
7. To collect live cod for holding at the Conwy Fisheries Experiment Station prior to being transported live to Lowestoft for P Bromley.
8. To collect blood samples from a variety of species of fish for R J Turner's comparative protein studies.
Chief scientistC N Humphreys (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Silver Star 2/85 cruise report silver_star2_85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth East Irish Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 701
Description: Stratified otoliths samples were collected from commercial species, including and anglerfish.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of surveys = 24
Description: A number of groundfish survey hauls were carried out.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 701
Description: Stratified otoliths samples were collected from commercial species, including and anglerfish.
Gear researchDescription: A number of mesh measurements were carried out on the trawl codend after the surveys were completed. No. of trials not noted.