RV Celtic Voyager CV11005

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV11005
Cruise period2011-08-17 — 2011-08-26
Port of departureCastletownbere, Ireland
Port of returnDublin, Ireland
ObjectivesUWTV survey 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.

1. 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.
7. To 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 CV11005 NPRC celticvoyager_cv11005.pdf (0.39 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificDundalk Bay