FV Silver Star 1/84
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FV Silver Star (74W5)|
|Cruise period||1984-03-11 — 1984-03-19|
|Port of departure||Conwy, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Conwy, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 selected for otoliths samples.
4. To obtain mesh selection data.
5. To obtain samples of ungutted fish for A Franklin (Burnham) for contaminant trend analysis.
|Chief scientist||C N Humphreys (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.05 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||North East Irish Sea|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 24|
Description: A number of groundfish survey hauls took place during the cruise.
|Demersal fish||Description: Samples of plaice and whiting were collected and deep frozen. No. of samples not noted.|
|Gear research||Description: A number of mesh measurements were made during the cruise. No. of hauls not noted.|
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Quantity: number of specimens = 618|
Description: A number of stratified otoliths samples were collected throughout the cruise.