Cruise inventory

FV Kimbill of Eden Young Fish Survey 1986

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFV Kimbill of Eden
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 1986
Cruise period1986-09-03 — 1986-09-09
StatusCompleted
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesBeam trawling in the area between Haisborough and Sizewell. Push net sites sampled throughout.

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 continue studies of growth and mortality of young sole in the areas off Lowestoft and Rye Bay.

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. Lowestoft and Rye Bay. Detailed survey of the distribution and abundance of 0-group sole. Live 0-group sole were held in tanks for 24 hours then deep frozen for laboratory estimation of condition factors. Samples of 0-group sole collected for total lipid content analysis. Samples of 0-group sole and plaice collected for morphometric studies.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Kimbill of Eden Young Fish Survey 1986 cruise report commercial_vessels_aug86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
SpecificScottish Border-Swanage Bay Haisborough, Sizewell
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: observations made at every station
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenDescription: 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 net sites in Haisborough and Sizewell
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 313
Description: (in total throughout Young Fish Survey) beam trawl survey in Haisborough and Sizewell
CrustaceansDescription: by-catch of shrimp recorded at each station
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: observations made at every station