Carhelmar 1a/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Carhelmar (74OJ)
Cruise identifier1a/90
Cruise period1990-03-08 — 1990-03-12
Port of departurePadstow, United Kingdom
Port of returnPadstow, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To collect maturity stage IV sole (Solea solea) ovaries for fecundity studies
2) To collect maturity stage V, VI,and VII sole ovaries for astresia studies
3) To record sole catch data for port/starboard gear comparison studies
4) To observe the production of hydrated sole eggs over a 24hr period
5) To collect length distributions and otolith samples of sole, plaice, cod, and anglerfish
Chief scientistPhilip Anthony Large (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportCarhelmar 1a/90 cruise report carhelmar1a_90.pdf (1.90 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificOff Trevose Head
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 29
Description: All sole caught were sexed, and soles from 15 of these hauls were measured by sex (714), and for females, by maturity stage (295) . 106 ovaries were preserved. Fish measured: cod (30), plaice (318), sole (1050), and L.pisc (5). Fish otolithed: cod (26), plaice (25), sole (147), and L.pisc (5)