RV G A Reay GAR3/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV G A Reay (74GD)
Cruise identifierGAR3/82
Cruise period1982-03-09 — 1982-03-29
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To describe the distribution of gadoids within the Norway pout fishery area using the semi-pelagic high headline trawl.
2. To study the interaction between species by examining feeding preferences in relation to bottom type and depth of water.
3. To collect stomach samples of benthos and near bottom plankton to compare with the stomach contents of fish.
4. To collect gonads from Norway pout for fecundity studies.
5. To collect fish samples for (a) whole weight gutted weight conversion factors, (b) for the fisheries officers identification course, (c) for York University.
6. To collect tissue and blood samples from haddock for stock identification.
Chief scientistDerek Harding (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV G A Reay GAR3/82 cruise report ga_reay3_82.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Norwegian Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV G A Reay GAR3/82 cruise track — trk2812.html
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 38
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: surface to bottom temperature profiles.
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosDescription: benthos samples examined from main trawl.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 40
Description: sampled using GOV trawl