FV Challenge 'A' 5/82
|Ship name (ship code)||FV Challenge 'A' (740E)|
|Cruise period||1982-05-09 — 1982-05-26|
|Port of departure||Whitstable, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Whitstable, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||To tag pre-recruit and post recruit sole and plaice.
FV Akela, FV Avon Valley, FV Breadwinner, FV Challenge, FV Louandric and FV Julia Braiden.
Team 1: 9th-24th May, Rye Bay, Christchurch Bay and Bournemouth Bay
Teams 2 and 3 : North and South Thames, 9th-26th May.
Either a light 4m beam trawl or otter trawl.
South Thames: 1 day, 6 nights: sole tagged pre-recruit 1000, post-recruit 190: plaice tagged pre-recruit 513, post-recruit 11.
Total: sole tagged pre-recruit 6670, post-recruit 1197: plaice tagged pre-recruit 2269, post-recruit 243.
|Chief scientist||Colin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Taggings||Quantity: number of specimens = 1714|
Description: pre-recruit and post-recruit sole and plaice tagged