RV Celtic Voyager CV0720

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV0720
Cruise period2007-08-18 — 2007-08-27
Port of departureDublin, Ireland
Port of returnDublin, Ireland
ObjectivesUWTV Irish Sea Nephrops survey.

1. Technology and protocol transfer between Marine Institute (Ireland) and AFBI Northern Ireland (UK).
2. Develop a fishery independent survey to produce a relative index for the Nephrops stock.
3. Develop a fishery independent survey to a biomass estimate for the Nephrops stock.
4. Map the Irish Sea Nephrops grounds.
5. Gather data on the abundance, distribution and patchiness of Nephrops burrows in the Irish Sea.
6. Collect secondary data on the seabed in the Celtic Sea using benthic grabs and multibeam.
7. Satisfy the requirements of the Irish National programme under the EC Data collection regulation 1543/2000.
Chief scientistColm Lordan (Marine Institute Galway)
NPRCRV Celtic Voyager CV0720 NPRC celticvoyager_cv0720.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea