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RV Lough Foyle LF/43/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Lough Foyle (74LG)
Cruise identifierLF/43/98
Cruise period1998-10-18 — 1998-10-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnBelfast, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesDouglas Bank herring survey
1. To estimate the biomass and population structure of spawning herring on the Douglas Bank, Isle of Man east coast.
2. To carry out a survey of herring larvae off the east coast of the Isle of Man
Chief scientistMike Armstrong (Department of Agriculture for Northern Ireland)
Cruise reportRV Lough Foyle LF/43/98 cruise report lf43_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificDouglas Bank, Irish Sea
Track chartsRV Lough Foyle LF/43/98 cruise track — lf43_98track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of surveys = 2
Description: Biomass and population of spawning herring and a survey of the larvae. An acoustic survey was carried out in 2 grids. One a loose zig-zag grid, the other a grid of parallel transects of 0.5mile spacings.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of surveys = 2
Description: Biomass and population of spawning herring and a survey of the larvae. An acoustic survey was carried out in 2 grids. One a loose zig-zag grid, the other a grid of parallel transects of 0.5mile spacings.