Cruise inventory

FV St Richard Young Fish Survey 2002

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV St Richard (74RJ)
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 2002
Cruise period2002-09-03 — 2002-09-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureHastings, United Kingdom
Port of returnHastings, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesYoung Fish Survey Team 1

Aim:
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

Results:
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 scientistJohn Dann (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV St Richard Young Fish Survey 2002 cruise report youngfishsurvey_02.pdf — access key 'C' (10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificDungeness Bay to Eastbourne Hastings
Track chartsFV St Richard Young Fish Survey 2002 cruise track — youngfishsurvey_02trk.pdf (00 MB) 
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 = 86
Description: (in total for Team 1) beam trawl survey of Hastings; all the fish were identified and measured
Demersal fishDescription: samples of plaice and sole from 7-26 cm were collected for ageing
CrustaceansDescription: shrimp catch was estimated volumetrically
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: observations made at each station