FV Silver Star 2/86

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Silver Star (74W5)
Cruise identifier2/86
Cruise period1986-06-16 — 1986-06-23
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 from 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 tag 2-group pre-recruit sole. Insufficient numbers in order to carry out aim.
7. To obtain artificially fertilised eggs from Callionymus reticulatus, and collect samples of Callionymus species.
8. To collect broodstock sole for use at the Conwy Fisheries Experiment Station.
9. To collect blood samples from 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 2/86 cruise report silver_star2_86.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth east Irish Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 24
Description: groundfish survey. Otolith samples taken from commercial species.