RV Lough Foyle LF 2203
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Lough Foyle (74LG)|
|Cruise identifier||LF 2203|
|Cruise period||2003-05-25 — 2003-05-28|
|Port of departure||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Belfast, United Kingdom|
1. To investigate the distribution and processes which determine the success of gadoid development through to settlement.
2. To obtain abundance indices for early-stage juveniles of the 2003 year-class of gadoids in the western Irish Sea for use in stock assessments.
3. To obtain samples for otolith primary increment analysis.
The vessel sailed at 21:00 on 25 May 2003 Belfast and proceeded to the first station off county Down. Sampling started at 01:50 on 26 May. The vessel returned to Belfast on 28 May having completed 34 Gulf VII and 20 MIK net hauls. The survey was completed at 08:00 on 28 May.
|Chief scientist||Michael McAliskey (Department of Agriculture and Rural Development for Northern Ireland)|
|Cruise report||(0.06 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Northern Irish Sea|