Cruise inventory

Silver Harvester

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameSilver Harvester
Cruise period1987-02-01 — 1987-02-09
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To undertake mesh selection experiments for mackerel using experimental 80mm and 70mm square mesh-cod-end pelagic trawls.
2. To collect and preserve gonads for mature mackerel for fecundity studies (M Greer Walker).
3. To collect specimens of mackerel for use in a tagging demonstration (G Howlett).
Chief scientistJohn Casey (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportSilver Harvester  cruise report silver_harvester1_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Specificwestern channel
Track chartsSilver Harvester  cruise track — silver_harvester1_87track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: A sample of gonads was collected for fecundity studies were collected. No. of samples not noted.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Gear research on net mest selection took place dring the cruise.