Cruise inventory

FV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 1985

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Challenge 'A' (740E)
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 1985
Cruise period1985-09-03 — 1985-09-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWainfleet, United Kingdom
Port of returnWainfleet, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesJoint survey with: FV Alvic, FV Avon Valley, FV Challenge, FV Jo's Boys, FV Our Tracey, FV St Richard and FV Sundance.

Aims
To carry out the English component to the international young flatfish programme in the North Sea and the eastern English Channel.

Team 2: Beam trawl survey of the Wash and area of Wells 3rd-6th September. Push net sites were sampled throughout 3rd-23rd September.

Results:
In total throughout the survey 232 hauls using the standard 2m beam trawl and 62 push net sites using the standard 1.5m push net sites sampled. All fish caught were identified and measured. Salinity, temperature and sediment samples were collected at each station.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 1985 cruise report commercial_vessels_sep85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificThe Wash - Swanage the Wash and area of Wells
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: observations made at every station
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 232
Description: (in total throughout the survey) beam trawl survey of the Wash and area of Wells
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 62
Description: (in total throughout the survey) push net sites in the Wash and area of Wells
CrustaceansDescription: shrimp by-catch recorded at all stations
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: observations made at every station