|Ship name (ship code)||Ina-K (74IK)|
|Cruise period||2006-11-24 — 2006-11-29|
|Port of departure||Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Leigh-on-Sea, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry a trawl survey for pre-recruit bass in the middle Thames estuary, Medway, Swale, Essex Blackwater, Crouch and Roach Estuaries over established grid stations.
2. To determine the relative abundance of bass and other species in the Thames and adjoining estuaries.
3. To obtain samples of flatfish for environmental monitoring programmes.
CEFAS staff will travel to Leigh-on Sea on the 23rd November and will meet the
charter vessel that day to load the survey gear. EA staff will join the vessel on the
morning of 24th November and the survey will commence that day and continue for 6 days. It is intended to complete 35 tows using twin bass trawls fitted with shrimpmesh cod-end liners. The survey will work from Leigh-on-Sea and Wallasea marina and the order of working in each area will be dependent on weather and local tidal conditions. Cefas staff will return to Lowestoft on 30th November.
|Chief scientist||Mary Jane Brown (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Project||2006 Charter Survey Programme|
|Cruise programme||(0.01 MB)|
|Specific||Thames, Medway, Swale and Essex Estuaries|