Cruise inventory

FV Sundance 11/85

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFV Sundance
Cruise identifier11/85
Cruise period1985-11-22 — 1985-11-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesAim:
Preliminary studies of growth and mortality of young sole.

Team 1: 22nd-27th November, Lowestoft, FV Sundance.
Team 2: 17th-24th November, Rye Bay, FV St Richard.

Results:
1. 22 beam trawl hauls and 5 push net sites were sampled. All fish caught were identified and measured. Salinity and sediment samples were collected and surface temperature observations were made at each station. By-catch of shrimp was noted at each station.

2. Live 0-group sole collected for laboratory estimation of gastric evacuation time. Live 0-group held in tanks for 24 hours then deep frozen for laboratory estimation of condition factors. Additional hauls made in daylight and dark and samples of 0-group sole from these hauls collected for stomach content anaysis. Samples of by-catch species collected for stomach content analysis.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Sundance 11/85 cruise report commercial_vessels_nov85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificLowestoft and Rye Bay
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: observations made at each station
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 22
Description: standard 2m beam trawl study the growth and mortality of young sole
Demersal fishDescription: deep frozenn sole
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: standard 1.5m pust net to study the growth and mortality of young sole.
CrustaceansDescription: by-catch of shrimp observed at every station
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: samples of 0-group sole and by-catch species collected for stomach content anaysis
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: observations made at each station