RV Celtic Voyager CV11004

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV11004
Cruise period2011-07-01 — 2011-07-10
Port of departureCobh, Ireland
Port of returnCobh, Ireland
ObjectivesUWTV survey of the Celtic Sea Nephrops grounds, to describe the abundance and distribution of, and estimate the biomass of, Nephrops in the Celtic Sea.

1. Technology and protocol transfer between Marine Institute (Ireland), AFBI Northern Ireland (UK) and IFREMER (France).
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 Celtic Sea Nephrops grounds.
5. To gather data on the abundance, distribution and patchiness of Nephrops burrows in the Celtic Sea.
6. To collect secondary data on the seabed in the Celtic Sea using benthic grabs and multibeam.
7. To satisfy the requirements of the Irish National programme under the EC Data Collection Framework Regulation 199/2008.
Chief scientistColm Lordan (Marine Institute Galway)
NPRCRV Celtic Voyager CV11004 NPRC celticvoyager_cv11004.pdf (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificSouth of Ireland.