Balaena 2/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Balaena (74G4)
Cruise identifier2/90
Cruise period1990-10-05 — 1990-10-09
Port of departureQueenborough, United Kingdom
Port of returnQueenborough, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To investigate the distribution and abundance of 0-group and juvenile bass, and to collect biological samples for use in growth studies
2) To tag juvenille/pre-recruit bassin nursery areas
3) To sample bass caught on the screens at Kingsnorth power station
Chief scientistDerek Roy Eaton (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportBalaena 2/90 cruise report balaena2_90.pdf (0.94 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMedway and southern Thames Estuaries
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 14
Description: 2429 bass were caught
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 122
Description: of both 0-group and 1 group fish were collected from the screens and different locations in the Medway for use in growth studies in the laboratory
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 52
Description: Taggings of bass, 48 Hallprint 'T' bar tags and 4 mini-Howitt