FV St Richard Young Fish Survey 2002
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FV St Richard (74RJ)|
|Cruise identifier||Young Fish Survey 2002|
|Cruise period||2002-09-03 — 2002-09-06|
|Port of departure||Hastings, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Hastings, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Young Fish Survey Team 1
To carry out an inshore beam trawl survey of parts of the North Sea, English Channel and Morecambe Bay for juvenile flatfish year class size estimation and collect data on young demersal fish in relation to the environment.
2m wooden beam trawl with 3mm-mesh liner. 10 minute duration tows and distance trawled recorded using GPS.
Team 1: South Coast: Dungeness Bay to Eastbourne; 31st August to 12th September.
Hastings survey: FV St Richard, 3rd-6th September, 4 days fishing
Eastbourne survey: FV Anna Louise; 8th September, 1 day fishing, 12 stations
Folkestone survey: FV Lady Patricia; 11th and 12th September, 2 days fishing
1. 86 valid tows completed successfully. Samples of plaice and sole, 7-26cm collected for ageing.
2. At each station all the fish were identified and measured, shrimp catch was estimated volumetrically and benthic species recored. Observations of temperature, salinity and sediment type also collected.
|Chief scientist||John Dann (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(10 MB)|
|Specific||Dungeness Bay to Eastbourne Hastings|
|Track charts||(0.95 MB)|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Description: observations made at each station|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytobenthos||Description: observations made at each station|
|Zoobenthos||Description: observations made at each station|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 86|
Description: (in total for Team 1) beam trawl survey of Hastings; all the fish were identified and measured
|Demersal fish||Description: samples of plaice and sole from 7-26 cm were collected for ageing|
|Crustaceans||Description: shrimp catch was estimated volumetrically|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: observations made at each station|