Patricia D

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship namePatricia D
Cruise period1992-09-07 — 1992-09-14
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnBarry, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To repeat the grid survey conducted during May 1989, May 1990 and May 1991 to establish a time-series of 1-group sole abundance on the North Wales coast.
2. To measure the biomass and production of 0-group sole and plaice, and of other
selected epifauna, during a nine week period from early July.
3. To undertake studies of 0-group sole feeding ecology on the nursery ground.
4. To assess performance of 4-5 cm long hatchery reared juvenile sole following liberation on to a sole nursery ground.
Chief scientistStuart Ian Rogers (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Conwy Laboratory)
Cruise reportPatricia D  cruise report patricia_d_may92.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificRhyl Flats, North Wales.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 91
Description: grid survey to determine sole abundance