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Prince Madog 38/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Prince Madog (74PD)
Cruise identifier38/88
Cruise period1988-09-05 — 1988-09-08
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To collect fish samples from Liverpool and Morecambe Bays, for EQS submissions to EC and Oslo/Paris Commissions. The required samples were obtained.
2. To undertake fish disease studies at selected sites in these areas. Just over 1000 dab were examined for the incidence of disease during the cruise. Overall, 7.2% were found to have ulcers, lymphocystis or epidermal hyperplasia.
3. To collect samples of fish at sites south and east of the Isle of Man as a continuation of the study on spatial variation in contaminant concentrations. Samples of whiting, mackerel and pouting were obtained using rod and line.
Chief scientistAndrew Franklin (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportPrince Madog 38/88 cruise report prince_madog38_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth-eastern Irish Sea
Track chartsPrince Madog 38/88 cruise track — prince_madog38_88track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: samples of whiting, mackerel and pouting collected for continuation of study of spatial variation in contaminant concentrations
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1000
Description: dab examined for disease.