RV Lough Foyle LF/15/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/15/98
Cruise period1998-04-05 — 1998-04-08
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
ObjectivesNephrops and bycatch
1. To collect data on spatial patterns of Nephrops of and bycatch abundance.
2. To collect data to derive a length/weight relationship for Irish Sea Nephrops.
3. To collect ovigerous Nephrops for fecundity estimates.
4. To assess the prevalence of the parasite Hematodinium in Nephrops catches.
5. To collect data and samples of sprat and herring for a population/feeding study.
6. To record quantities of marine litter in trawl catches.
Chief scientistRichard P Briggs (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/15/98 cruise report lf15_98.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/15/98 cruise track — lf15_98track.pdf (0.01 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: To collect data on Nephrops, abundancem size and the parasites that affect them. Stations 106, 200, 105, 104, 103 and 102 were all hauled.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: Stations 208, 209, 109, 35, 2 and 1 were all hauled.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 7
Description: Stations 207, 8, 107, 7, 10, 20 and 17 were all hauled.