Endeavour III 0899H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Endeavour III (74W1)
Cruise identifier0899H
Cruise period1999-11-11 — 1999-11-22
Port of departureKinlochbervie, United Kingdom
Port of returnKinlochbervie, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo map the distribution of Monkfish and Megrim at 200, 400, 600, 800 metres along the shelf break from 5730N to 6130N. To sample Monkfish and megrims for sex, age, length, weight and maturity, and to obtain Megrim ovaries to validate maturity stages. To obtain the temperature at depth using a minilog sampler.
Chief scientistKevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportEndeavour III 0899H cruise report endeavour_0899h.pdf (1.67 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Specific5730N to 6130N
Track chartsEndeavour III 0899H cruise track — endeavour_0899htrack.pdf (1.62 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Twin Rig trawls were deployed normally, however due to weather conditions the single trawl had to be used on 7 occasions.
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 10
Description: 37 hauls of approx. 3 hours in length were completed, in moderate to fair weather conditions.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fish58° 52' 59" N  7° 32' 59" W — First trawling position.