RV Cefas Endeavour 11/06
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)|
|Cruise period||2006-05-09 — 2006-05-21|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
1. To use acoustic & fishing survey methods to estimate the abundance and distribution of sandeels on sandeel fishing grounds on the North West Riff (Dogger Bank) & The Hills.
2. To use fishing survey methods to estimate the abundance and distribution of predatory fish feeding on sandeels on the sandeel fishing grounds on the North West Riff & The Hills.
3. To search for fish tagged during cruise END 03/05
4. To use fishing survey methods (Bongo net) to estimate the abundance and distribution of plankton on the sandeel fishing grounds on the North West Riff & The Hills.
The cruise staff will join ENDEAVOUR at Lowestoft on the evening tide (~1600hrs) on Tuesday 9th May 2006 and proceed to The Hills (~54° 25' N, 1° 00' E) where surveying will commence. Surveying will take place over established grids on the Hills and the North West Riff. ENDEAVOUR will return to Lowestoft for the afternoon tide (~1600hrs) on Sunday 21st May 2006.
|Chief scientist||David Andrew Righton (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Specific||The Hills, North West Riff.|