RV Celtic Voyager CV0922

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV0922
Cruise period2009-08-26 — 2009-09-04
Port of departureDublin, Ireland
Port of returnDublin, Ireland
ObjectivesUWTV surveys of Irish Sea Nephrops grounds. Results used to describe the abundance and distribution of, and estimate the biomass of, Nephrops in the Western Irish Sea.

I. Technology and protocol transfer between Marine Institute (Ireland) and Agri-Food and Biosciences Institute, Northern Ireland (AFBI).
2. To develop a fishery independent survey to produce a relative index for the Nephrops stock.
3. To develop a fishery independent survey to a biomass estimate for the Nephrops stock.
4. To map the Irish Sea Nephrops grounds.
5. To gather data on the abundance, distribution and patchiness of Nephrops burrows in the Irish Sea.
6. To collect secondary data on the seabed in the Irish Sea using benthic grabs and multibeam.
Chief scientistColm Lordan (Marine Institute Galway)
NPRCRV Celtic Voyager CV0922 NPRC celticvoyager_cv0922.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea.