FV Silver Star 1/86

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Silver Star (74W5)
Cruise identifier1/86
Cruise period1986-03-19 — 1986-04-05
Port of departureConwy, United Kingdom
Port of returnConwy, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a groundfish survey along the North Wales coast.
2. To collect samples of otoliths from commercial species.
3. To obtain accurate gutted weight data of all plaice and sole selected for otoliths samples.
4. To obtain mesh selection data.
5. To obtain samples of ungutted fish for contaminant trend analysis work by A Franklin (Burnham).
6. To collect live cod for holding at the Fisheries Experiment Station prior to being transported to Lowestoft for P Bromley.
7. To tag 2-group pre-recruit sole. Insufficient catches to carry out tagging programme.
8. To collect, and deep freeze, samples of Callionymus species.
9. To collect blood samples from selected species of fish for comparative protein studies by R J Turner.
Chief scientistC N Humphreys (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Silver Star 1/86 cruise report silver_star1_86.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth Wales Coast, N.E. Irish Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 24
Description: groundfish survey. Otolith samples collected from commercial species.