Ina-K 1/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Ina-K (74IK)
Cruise identifier1/03
Cruise period2003-05-21 — 2003-05-25
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a trawl survey for pre-recruit bass in the middle Thames estuary, Medway, Swale, Essex Blackwater, Crouch and Roach Estuaries over established grid stations.
2. To determine the relative abundance and population age structure of pre-recruit bass in the Thames and adjacent estuaries, as a basis for comparison with other areas, e.g. Solent harbours.
Chief scientistMary Jane Brown (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeIna-K 1/03 cruise programme inak1_03.pdf  (0.07 MB) 
Cruise reportIna-K 1/03 cruise report ina-k1_03.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificThames, Medway, Swale and Essex Estuaries
Track chartsIna-K 1/03 cruise track — ina-k1_03trk.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: mini-CTD deployed after each tow.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 18
Description: bass distribution and abundance.
Geology and geophysics 
Core - soft bottomQuantity: number of stations = 27