Cruise inventory

FV Avon Valley Young Fish Survey 1983

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Avon Valley (74FV)
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 1983
Cruise period1983-09-10 — 1983-09-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMudeford, United Kingdom
Port of returnMudeford, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesBeam trawl survey in Swanage to Selsey Bill. Push net sites sampled. 10th-14th and 26th.

Team 1: FV Alvic, FV Avon Valley and FV Jo's Boys.

Aims:
1.To carry out the English component to the International young flatfish assessment programme in the North Sea and eastern English Channel.
2. To carry out comparative fishing trials in the North Thames area using a modified 2m beam trawl.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Avon Valley Young Fish Survey 1983 cruise report commercial_vessels_aug83.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 23
Description: beam trawl survey in the North Thames area with a modified 2m beam trawl
Demersal fishQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: The North Sea was surveyed for flat fish during the cruise, despite poor weather. Swanage to Selsey Bill. All fish caught identified and measured.