RV Lough Foyle LF/01/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/01/88
Cruise period1988-10-31 — 1988-11-04
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThe purpose of the Lough Foyle's maiden cruise was to identify the most suitable trawl net for juvenile gadoid research studies. In addition advanced sea trials were carried out on the vessel's fishing equipment and wet laboratory facilities.
Chief scientistWilliam J McCurdy (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/01/88 cruise report lf1_88.pdf (0.34 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, North Channel
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/01/88 cruise track — lf1__88track.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Comparing the performance of a Rockhopper trawl and a Sea Star trawl to determine which is most suitable for juvenile gadoid research studies.