Endeavour III 3701H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Endeavour III (74W1)
Cruise identifier3701H
Cruise period2002-02-18 — 2002-02-28
Port of departureKinlochbervie, United Kingdom
Port of returnKinlochbervie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To map and compare the distribution of juvenile monkfish L piscatorius and L budegassa targeting eight recognised commercial clean ground fishing areas along the west coast.
2. Collect data on the biological characteristics of both species.
3. Collect skin samples and otoliths from L piscatorius for genetic analysis, stock discrimination and ageing.
Chief scientistKevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportEndeavour III 3701H cruise report endeavour_3701h.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificBarra Hole, Stanton Banks, St. Kilda, Butt of Lewis, Sulisker Bight, Sule Skerry, Noup, Otter Bank.
Track chartsEndeavour III 3701H cruise track — 3701htrk.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: 3 hour demersal trawl hauls at seven different locations targeting monkfish
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 1566
Description: L. piscatorius measured for length, sex, maturity, weight and age
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 390
Description: Skin samples from L piscatorius for genetic analysis.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of specimens = 803
Description: otoliths collected for stock discrimnation.