RV Lough Foyle LF/11/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/11/90
Cruise period1990-08-08 — 1990-08-17
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesSquare panel prawn net trial
1. To film the fishing performance of a Nephrops trawl net fitted with a panel of square mesh and to compare this performance to that of a conventional net.
2. To carry out a quantitative assessment of catch rates of a Nephrops trawl net with a square mesh panel compared to a conventional net using the alternative haul technique.
3. To collect water samples from selected stations for chemical analysis.
Chief scientistRichard P Briggs (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/11/90 cruise report lf11_90.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea.
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/11/90 cruise track — lf11_90track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 22
Description: Assessment of catch rates.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: activity duration in hours = 10
Description: Filming of the fishing performance