RV Lough Foyle LF/17/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/17/96
Cruise period1996-04-21 — 1996-04-25
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesNW Irish Sea Nephrops stocks
1. To trawl selected stations sampled during earlier cruises and perform qualitative and quantitative analysis of catches.
2. To assess the incidence of the dinoflagellate parasite Hematodinium in Nephrops catches.
3. To collect non-biodegradable debris recovered from trawl catches as part of an ongoing collaborative study with DOE.
Chief scientistRichard P Briggs (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/17/96 cruise report lf17_96.pdf (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNW Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/17/96 cruise track — lf17_96track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of samples = 7
Description: Looking at Nephrops catches and the parasites that the Nephrops carry. Stations 1, 2, 35, 17, 30, 109 and 20.were all sampled in calm conditions.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: Stations 106, 104, 107, 105 and an additional haul in a shallower area were sampled.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: Stations 8, 7, 101, 10, 103 were completed in good weather conditions.