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FV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 2003

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Challenge 'A' (740E)
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 2003
Cruise period2003-08-25 — 2003-08-27
Port of departureWainfleet, United Kingdom
Port of returnSkegness, United Kingdom
ObjectivesInshore beam trawl survey. 8 Vessels used.

1. To carry out an inshore beam trawl survey of parts of the North Sea, Eastern Channel and Morecambe Bay for juvenile flatfish, year class size estimation.
2. To collect data on young demersal fish in relation to the environment.
3. To identify and quantify macro-benthos.
4. To record temperature and salinity at each trawl station.
5. To collect otolith samples from commercial flatfish.
6. To collect fish samples from the Humber for Hull University.
7. To record dissolved oxygen levels, for the Environment Agency, in the Humber.
Chief scientistThomas R Woods (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectYoung Fish Survey 2003
Cruise programmeFV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 2003 cruise programme youngfishsurvey_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Cruise reportFV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 2003 cruise report youngfishsurvey_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.37 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBoston Deeps and the Wash
Track chartsFV Challenge  (0.08 MB)