Cruise inventory

FV Sundance Young Fish Survey 1987

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFV Sundance
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 1987
Cruise period1987-09-01 — 1987-10-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesCombined survey using: FV Avon Valley, FV Challenger, FV Jo's Boys, FV Our Tracey, FV Sharowna, FV St Richard and FV Sundance.

Aims:
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. Including collecting data for juvenile flatfish yearclass size estimation.
2. To continue studies of growth and mortality of young sole in the area off Lowestoft and in Rye Bay

Team 3: Beam trawl survey in the area between Haisborough and Sizewell 1st-4th September. Push net sites 7th-15th September and 3rd October.

Results:
1. Throughout the whole survey a total of 303 valid hauls using the standard 2m beam trawl and 40 push net sites using the standard 1.5m push net were sampled. All fish caught were identified and measured. Surface salinity and sediment samples were collected and surface temperature and benthos observations were made at each station. Observations of shrimp by-catch were recorded at each station. Samples of plaice were obtained in each of the main area fished for age determination studies.

2. Lowestoft and Rye Bay.
Survey of the distribution and abundance of 0-group sole was completed in both areas in preparation for the estimation of overwintering mortality of sole (0-1 group). 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 were collected.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Sundance Young Fish Survey 1987 cruise report commercial_vessels_oct87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificThe Wash-Swanage Bay Haisborough and Sizewell
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Observations made at each station.
Biology and fisheries 
PhytobenthosDescription: Observations made at each station.
ZoobenthosDescription: Observations made at each station.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 40
Description: (in total throughout the survey) standard 1.5m push net in the area of Haisborough and Sizewell
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 303
Description: (in total throughout the survey) standard 2m beam trawls in the area of Haisborough and Sizewell
Demersal fishDescription: deep frozen sole
Demersal fishDescription: distribution and abundance of 0-group sole
Demersal fishDescription: samples of 0-group sole
CrustaceansDescription: Shrimp by-catch recorded at each station.
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: samples of plaice for age determination studies
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Observations made at each station.