RV Lough Foyle LF/08/89

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/08/89
Cruise period1989-02-27 — 1989-03-03
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesNorth coast scallop stocks
1. To carry out an exploratory survey of the scallop resources of the North Londonderry and Atrim coast and measure the following population parameters:
a) catch per unit effort
b) age composition
c) weight, height and length of individual scallops
2. Collect selected samples of scallop abductor muscle tissue for future analysis.
3. Fix samples of ganad tissue for histological study.
4. Indentify and quantify macrofauna associated with Pecten maximus.
Chief scientistRichard P Briggs (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/08/89 cruise report lf8_89.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorthern Irish coast, off Lough Foyle
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/08/89 cruise track — lf8_89track.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: Stations sampled using a beam with four 2-foot scallop dredges; distribution and abundance survey.