RV Lough Foyle LF/06/91

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/06/91
Cruise period1991-03-06 — 1991-03-08
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesNW Irish Sea scallop stocks
1. To trial and work up the replacement set of Scallop dredges.
2. To survey the ground sampled on earlier cruises.
3. Attempt to collect the following data:
a) catch per unit effort (number caught per hour dredging)
b) age composition
c) shell length data
4. Bring shell samples from selected stations bac to the Laboratory for future growth measurements.
5. Collect samples of scallop abductor muscle tissue for chemical and metal analysis.
Chief scientistWilliam J McCurdy (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/06/91 cruise report lf06_91.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNW Irish Sea, North Channel
Contaminants in organismsDescription: Scallop samples had abductor muscles removed for chemical and metal analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of stations = 15
Description: Scallop age distribution survey.
Gear researchDescription: Trial of new set of scallop dredges.