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FV Hope Young Fish Survey 2002

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFV Hope
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 2002
Cruise period2002-08-31 — 2002-09-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMorecambe, United Kingdom
Port of returnMorecambe, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesYoung Fish Survey 2002: Team 4.

Aim:
To carry out an inshore beam trawl survey of parts of Morecambe Bay for juvenile flatfish year class size estimation and collect data on young demersal fish in relation to the environment.

2m wooden beam trawl with 3mm-mesh liner. 10 minute duration tows and distance trawled recorded using GPS.

Team 4: Morecambe Bay; 31st August - 5th September, 14th-17th September
Morecambe: FV Hope, 31st August - 5th September, 5 days fishing
Fleetwood: FV Albion, 14-17th September, 3 days fishing

Results:
1. 61 valid tows completed successfully. Catch rates of sole were low maximum of 8 taken from a 10-minute tow and 46 for plaice.

2. At each station all the fish were identified and measured, shrimp catch was estimated volumetrically and benthic species recored. Observations of temperature, salinity and sediment type also collected.
Chief scientistMichael W Easey (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Hope Young Fish Survey 2002 cruise report youngfishsurvey_02.pdf — access key 'C' (10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificMorecambe Bay
Track chartsFV Hope Young Fish Survey 2002 cruise track — youngfishsurvey_02trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: observations made at every station
Biology and fisheries 
PhytobenthosDescription: observations made at every station
ZoobenthosDescription: observations made at every station
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 61
Description: (in total for Team 4) beam trawl survey of Morecambe Bay; all fish identified and measured
Demersal fishDescription: Catch rates of sole were low maximum of 8 taken from a 10-minute tow and 46 for plaice
CrustaceansDescription: shrimp catch estimated volumetrically
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: observations made at every station