Cruise inventory

RV Cefas Endeavour 03/10

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier03/10
Cruise period2010-02-02 — 2010-02-15
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesPrimary Aims

1. To collect biological data, including length, maturity and weight to satisfy the requirements of the EU data regulations for Plaice, Sole, Megrim, Cod, Haddock, Whiting, Anglerfish (all species), Ling (all species).
2. Collect length/weight relationship data for all species caught during the cruise (to a maximum of 500 individuals per species)

Secondary Aim

1. Develop the Scanmar logging and processing suite to incorporate new sensor data (symmetry and door angle)

Narrative

Cefas Endeavour sailed from Belfast 0920 02 Feb 2010, a shakedown tow was undertaken at 1215 and Endeavour then proceeded to the main sampling area. Sampling began with the Portuguese High Headline Trawl (PHHT) at 0357 16 Feb and continued until 1930 08 Feb when the 4m beam trawl was swapped in.

Fishing operations were completed at 1151 14 Feb and Endeavour steamed for Belfast docking at 0930 15 Feb 2010.

The new Scanmar Door Tilt sensors were used along with Trawl SPI, Headline Height and Door Spread to monitor the performance of the PHHT.

All catch, weight, length and biological data was collected using the EDC system and transferred directly to the server.
Chief scientistRichard Andrew Ayers (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 03/10 cruise report endeavour03_10.pdf — access key 'C' (0.31 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificCeltic Sea
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 03/10 cruise track — endeavour03_10trk.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 34
Description: Portuguese High Headline Trawl (PHHT); Length distributions and catch weight for all fish species, biological data (age, maturity, individual weight) for selected individuals.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 51
Description: 4m commercial beam trawl; Length distributions and catch weight for all fish species, biological data (age, maturity, individual weight) for selected individuals.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 34
Description: Portuguese High Headline Trawl (PHHT); Length distributions and catch weight for all fish species, biological data (age, maturity, individual weight) for selected individuals.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 51
Description: 4m commercial beam trawl; Length distributions and catch weight for all fish species, biological data (age, maturity, individual weight) for selected individuals.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 34
Description: Portuguese High Headline Trawl (PHHT); Length distributions and catch weight for all fish species, biological data (age, maturity, individual weight) for selected individuals.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 51
Description: 4m commercial beam trawl; Length distributions and catch weight for all fish species, biological data (age, maturity, individual weight) for selected individuals.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 51
Description: 4m commercial beam trawl; Length distributions and catch weight for all fish species, biological data (age, maturity, individual weight) for selected individuals.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 34
Description: Portuguese High Headline Trawl (PHHT); Length distributions and catch weight for all fish species, biological data (age, maturity, individual weight) for selected individuals.