RV Lough Foyle LF/03/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/03/95
Cruise period1995-02-13 — 1995-02-16
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesNW Irish Sea scallop stocks
1. To survey the scallop, Pecten maximus grounds off the County Down coast and colllect the following scallop data:
a) catch per unit effort
b) age composition
c) weight, height and length of individual scallops
d) retain scallop shell samples for morphometric study
e) abductor muscle weight
f) gonad weight form selected samples
2. Identify and quantify macrofauna associated with scallops.
3. To retain selected scallop samples for future genetic studies at Menai Bridge Laboratory University College of North Wales.
Chief scientistRichard P Briggs (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/03/95 cruise report lf03_95.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNW Irish Sea, North Channel
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/03/95 cruise track — lf03_95track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 20
Description: Survey of the scallop population off the County Down coast.