Carhelmar 1/91

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Carhelmar (74OJ)
Cruise identifier1/91
Cruise period1991-09-29 — 1991-10-06
Port of departureBrixham, United Kingdom
Port of returnDartmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1) To carry out a trawl survey for sole, by repeating the standard grid station positions
2) To collect length distributions and otolith samples of sole, monk,plaice and lemon sole
3) To collect samples of Bryozoa and Hydrozoa from all hauls on which they occur for later examination by the shellfish group for scallop spat
4) To collect details of all crab (Cancer pagurus) lobster and crawfish
Chief scientistMartin R Vince (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportCarhelmar 1/91 cruise report carhelmar1_91.pdf (0.78 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificWestern English Channel
Biology and fisheries 
Benthic bacteria/micro-organismsQuantity: number of hauls = 6
Description: quantative examination of the benthos catch was made
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 56
Description: Half-hour tows. Stratified samples of otoliths were taken from sole (323), lemon sole (60), plaice (209), and monk (20)
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 46
Description: Crabs (Cancer parugus) measured, sexed, and examined for damage. 28 scallops were measured
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: Bryozoa/Hydrozoa