Charter vessels

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameCharter vessels
Cruise period1990-09-01 — 1990-09-21
Objectives1) To carry out an inshore beam trawl and pushnet survey of part of the North Sea and English Channel coasts, of young demersal fish in relation to the environment.
2) To include collecting data for juvenile flatfish year class size estimation
3) Surface salinity samples and sediment samples were collected at each station and observations of surface temperature and the catch of benthos were recorded
4) Shrimp by-catch were recorded at each station
5) Observations of dissovled oxygen levels were made at all stations in the River Humber
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportCharter vessels  cruise report charter_vessels_sept90.pdf (0.83 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificNorth Sea and English Channel coasts, Flamborough Head, Swanage Bay
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 372
Description: using the standard 2 m beam trawl. An additional 8 hauls were sampled in the River Humber in cooperation with the National River Authority-Anglian region