RV Cefas Endeavour 16/16

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier16/16
Cruise period2016-07-17 — 2016-07-30
Port of departurePortland Harbour, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom

1. To undertake a beam trawl survey in the southern North Sea and eastern Channel as part of an ICES co-ordinated research programme.
2. To obtain fisheries independent data on the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species.
3. To collect biological data, including maturity and weight at age of commercial species, to satisfy the requirements of the EU data regulations.
4. To identify the epibenthos by catch taken in the 4-metre beam trawl and to quantify 12 species as agreed at the Beam Trawl Working Group.
5. To collect full depth, conductivity, temperature and depth profiles at each trawl station alongside surface and near-bottom water samples using a Niskin with ESM2 logger.
6. To continuously log sub-surface (3m) salinity, temperature, fluorometry and other environmental data using the Ferrybox.
7. To record details of surface sightings of any marine mammals, sea turtles and large pelagic fish, and record observations on jellyfish aggregations.
8. To sample litter caught in the beam trawl on every station.

Narrative in attached cruise report.
Chief scientistJoanne Smith (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 16/16 cruise programme endeavour16_16.pdf  (0.10 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 16/16 cruise report endeavour16_16.pdf (0.88 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificSouthern North Sea and eastern English Channel