RV Lough Foyle LF/03/96
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Lough Foyle (74LG)|
|Cruise period||1996-02-12 — 1996-02-16|
|Port of departure||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Belfast, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||NW Irish Sea scallop stocks
1. To survey the scallop, Pecten maximus grounds off the County Down coast and collect the following scallop data:
a) catch per unit effort
b) age composition
c) weight, height and length of individual scallops
d) abductor muscle weight
e) gonad weight from selected samples.
2. To retain scallop shells for future morphometric studies.
3. Identify and quantify macrofauna associated with scallops.
4. Perform a preliminary survey of the Northern Ireland scallop ground using RoxAnn.
|Chief scientist||Richard P Briggs (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)|
|Cruise report||(0.17 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||NW Irish Sea and North Channel|
|Track charts||(0.02 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Molluscs||Quantity: number of stations = 6|
Description: Surveying scallop stocks. Stations 15, 1, 2, 13, 9 and 12 were dredged on relatively good weather conditions.
|Molluscs||Quantity: number of stations = 5|
Description: Stations 2/13, 12/2/1 were dredged and repeated in order to note gear efficiency.
|Molluscs||Quantity: number of stations = 8|
Description: Stations 7, 8, 5, 4, 101, 100 and 2 hauls in Area III.
|Molluscs||Quantity: number of stations = 9|
Description: Station 4 was fished, along with 8 hauls in Area II.