Ina-K 1/02

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Ina-K (74IK)
Cruise identifier1/02
Cruise period2002-11-08 — 2002-11-19
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To assess the distribution and abundance of herring in the Thames Estuary using a mid-water trawl.
2. To obtain an independent estimate of the age structure and maturity of the Thames spring spawning herring stock.
3. To collect CDT data on selected stations over the estuary.
4. To collect length distributions of bass for G. Pickett.
5. To collect herring samples for C. Fox for daily growth studies.
Chief scientistPhilip John Welsby (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportIna-K 1/02 cruise report ina-k1_02.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificThames Estuary
Track chartsIna-K 1/02 cruise track — ina-k1_02trk.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 36
Description: Larsen sprat trawls.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 186
Description: Bass caught for length distribution studies.
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: Run continuously throughout the cruise.
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 2
Description: Bass tagged and released.