Cruise inventory

FV Challenge 'A'

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Challenge 'A' (740E)
Cruise period1985-09-02 — 1985-09-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureSkegness, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAllTeams. To carry out the English component to the international young flatfish programme in the North Sea and the eastern English Channel.
Chief scientistTerry Watson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Challenge 'A'  cruise report commercial_vessels_sep85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSkegness, Wash, Wells
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 
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.