Cruise inventory

FV Avon Valley

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Avon Valley (74FV)
Cruise period1983-09-09 — 1983-09-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMudeford, United Kingdom
Port of returnMudeford, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. All Teams. To carry out the English component to the International young flatfish assessment programme in the North Sea and eastern English Channel.
2. Team 1. To carry out comparative fishing trials in the North Thames area using a modified 2m beam trawl.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Avon Valley  cruise report commercial_vessels_aug83.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificMudeford, Swanage-Selsey bill
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 14
Description: A number of push net sites were sampled north of Flamboro head, to assess the 0-group turbot class strength.
Demersal fishDescription: A number of hauls were made throughout the cruise, all fish caught were measured and identified. No. of samples not noted.
CrustaceansDescription: A number of shrimps were collected from the Humber area. No. of samples not noted.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 23
Description: A beam trawl survey took place during the cruise.