Cruise inventory

FV Avon Valley

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Avon Valley (74FV)
Cruise period1985-09-12 — 1985-09-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMudeford, United Kingdom
Port of returnMudeford, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo carry out the English component to the International young flatfish assessment programme in the North Sea and eastern English Channel. Study of growth and mortality of young sole. Beam trawling accompanied by salinity and temperature measurements and sediment sampling.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Avon Valley  cruise report commercial_vessels_sep85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificSelsey Bill - Swanage
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of hauls = 294
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a flatfish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment and temperature observations were also made.
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of hauls = 294
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a flatfish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment and temperature observations were also made.
Pelagic fishDescription: Samples of sole and plaice were collected for morphometric analysis. No. of samples not noted.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of surveys = 2
Description: A survey of the distribution and abundance of 0 gp sole took place; a number of sole were collected for the laboratory and stomach contents analysed
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 294
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a flatfish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment and temperature observations were also made.