Cruise inventory

FV Serenity Young Fish Survey 198

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFV Serenity
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 198
Cruise period1986-08-31 —
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAmble, United Kingdom
Port of returnAmble, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesSurveyed Alnmouth and Druridge Bays for CEGB. Push net sites sampled.

Young Fish Survey 1986 with: FV Alvic, FV Avon Valley, FV Challenge, FV Jo's Boys, FV Serenity, FV St Richard, FV Joanna J., FV Kimbill of Eden and FV Sharowna.

1. To carry out an inshore beam trawl and push net survey of part of the North Sea and English Channel coasts of young demersal fish in relation to the environment. To include collecting data for juvenile flatfish yearclass size estimation.
2. To carry out an ecological survey of Alnmouth and Duridge Bays for the CEGB (CEGB funded).

Results:
1. In total in the Young Fish Survey. 313 hauls made using the standard 2m beam trawl and 52 push net sites using the standard 1.5m push net sampled. All fish caught identified and measured. Salinity and sediment samples collected and surface temperature, benthos, shrimp by-catch and dissolved oxygen (River Thames) observed at each station.

2. 27 beam trawl hauls and 8 push net sites sampled. All fish caught identified and measured.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Serenity Young Fish Survey 198 cruise report commercial_vessels_aug86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
SpecificScottish Border-Swanage Bay Alnmouth, Duridge Bays
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 = 52
Description: (in total throughout Young Fish Survey) push nets of Alnmouth and Druridge Bays
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: (in total by Team 3) beam trawls for the ecological survey of Alnmouth and Druridge Bays for CEGB
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 8
Description: (in total by Team 3) push net sites for the ecological survey of Alnmouth and Druridge Bays for CEGB
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 313
Description: (in total throughout Young Fish Survey) beam trawl survey of Alnmouth and Druridge Bays
CrustaceansDescription: by-catch of shrimp recorded at each station
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: observations made at every station