RV Lough Foyle LF/12/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/12/90
Cruise period1990-08-20 — 1990-08-28
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesHerring acoustic survey in the North Irish Sea
The survey was designed to provide;
1. Biomass estimates based on the ICES statistical squares and other strata.
2. Maximum coverage of the area in the allocated time while taking account of the known distibution pattern of herring in VIIa and their movement around the south of IOM prior to spawning time.
3. Samples of herring and other species for age, maturation and length weight analysis.
Chief scientistD P F King (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/12/90 cruise report lf12_90.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea and North Channel
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingDescription: Continuous throughout the survey.