RV Celtic Voyager CV16014

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV16014
Cruise period2016-03-15 — 2016-03-22
Port of departureCork, Ireland
Port of returnCork, Ireland
ObjectivesSea Bass Multidisciplinary Survey. The primary objective of this survey is the catching of adult sea bass measuring over 55cm to attach PSAT tags. Monitoring of up to date Sea Surface Temperature values will allow for deployment of fishing effort in areas of appropriate water temperature where sea bass may be aggregating. A 'hotspot' from previous surveys for sea bass catches occurs near the Welsh coast, south of the Celtic Sea/Irish Sea front and will be incorporated within the survey. Stations fished on this survey will be picked from a grid stretching from Rosslare in the northwest to the middle to the Bristol Channel in the southeast. Alternative fishing effort will be based on a grid of inshore to seaward stations off the Cork and Kerry coasts if fishing in the main survey area is poor. Once adult seabass are caught suitable fish will be tagged with PSAT tags and released.
Chief scientistHelen McCormick (Marine Institute Galway)
NPRCRV Celtic Voyager CV16014 NPRC celticvoyager_cv16014.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea