RV Lough Foyle LF/30/93

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/30/93
Cruise period1993-11-14 — 1993-11-19
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesIrish Sea larval herring survey
1. To investigate the distribution and abundance of herring larvae in the Irish Sea and thus aid the assessment of the herring spawning biomass.
2. To collect larvae for otolith microstructure analysis and validation experiments (work carried out by Dr A. Geffen0.
3. To investigate the patchiness of catches at one station over a 24 hour period
4. To collect individual larvae for shrinkage analysis.
5. To collect samples of larvae for carbon and nitrogen analysis.
6. To further improve the ichthyoplankton survey methods on Lough Foyle.
Chief scientistMark Dickey-Collas (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/30/93 cruise report lf30_93.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/30/93 cruise track — lf30_93track.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: Distribution and abundance of herring larvae using high speed plankton sampler.