RV Lough Foyle LF/22/89

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/22/89
Cruise period1989-11-14 — 1989-11-17
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesNW Irish Sea scallop stocks
1. To dredge scallop grounds sampled in previous cruises around county Down coast from Carnlough to Ardglass and measure the following population parameters:
a) catch per unit effort
b) age composition
c) weight, height and length of individual scallops
d) allocate gonad maturity indices to scallops
2. Collect smples of scallop abductor muscle tissue for metal analysis.
3. Identify and quantify macrofauna associated with Pecten maximus.
Chief scientistRichard P Briggs (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/22/89 cruise report lf22_89.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNW Irish Sea and North Channel
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/22/89 cruise track — lf22_89track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsDescription: scallop dredges to determine various population parameters.