FV Silver Star 1/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Silver Star (74W5)
Cruise identifier1/87
Cruise period1987-03-23 — 1987-04-02
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 of 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 blood samples from fish for comparative protein studies by R J Turner.
7. To collect broodstock sole for use at the Conwy Fisheries Experiment Station.
Chief scientistC N Humphreys (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Silver Star 1/87 cruise report silver_star1_87.pdf (0.05 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. Stratified samples of otoliths taken from