RV Celtic Voyager CV0805
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)|
|Cruise period||2008-03-05 — 2008-03-16|
|Port of departure||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Dublin, Ireland|
|Objectives||The cruise was the third of five plankton surveys in 2008 to estimate the Spawning Stock Biomass (SSB) of plaice, cod and haddock in the Irish Sea by the Annual Egg Production Method (AEPM).
In addition to plankton sampling at 77 pre-selected stations, salinity bottles and chlorophyll samples were collected every 3 stations.
|Chief scientist||Sofia Pitois (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Project||Irish Sea Egg Production Surveys (ISEPS)|
|Cruise report||(0.12 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Quantity: track kilometres = 2778|
Description: Continuous logging of sub-surface (3m) salinity and temperature
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of samples = 26|
Description: Sub-surface water bottle samples collected underway for salinity, chlorophyll
|Biology and fisheries|
|Eggs and larvae||Quantity: number of stations = 77|
Description: Gulf VII type plankton sampler, deployed on double oblique 'V' profiles whilst steaming at 4.5 Kts. The samplers utilise a calibrated CTD. Zooplankton samples analysed for fish eggs only.