RV G A Reay GAR2/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV G A Reay (74GD)
Cruise identifierGAR2/80
Cruise period1980-02-28 — 1980-03-23
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct an echo/fishing survey for horse mackerel along the shelf edge.
2. To collect biological samples of horse mackerel.
3. To work an expendable bathythermograph (XBT) section through the Shamrock Canyon.
4. To collect fish parasites.
5. Equipment trials.
6. Processing trials.
7. To collect samples of mackerel muscle for enzyme analysis.
Chief scientistC Timothy Macer (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV G A Reay GAR2/80 cruise report ga_reay2_80.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bay of Biscay
SpecificBay of Biscay, Celtic Sea, Western English Channel
Track chartsRV G A Reay GAR2/80 cruise track — trk2477.html
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 15
Description: XBT casts completed through the Shamrock Canyon.
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: distribution,population structures
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 1296.4
Exploratory fishing