MFV Enterprise 2501H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Enterprise (74IC)
Cruise identifier2501H
Cruise period2001-11-05 — 2001-11-15
Port of departureKinlochbervie, United Kingdom
Port of returnKinlochbervie, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo map distribution of monkfish by depth stratified sampling,
1. To collect biological data on monkfish
2. To obtain sections of ovary for histology
3. To obtain skin samples for genetic analysis
4. To obtain temperature profiles,
5. To obtain morphometric measurements from Nephrops norregicus
Chief scientistKevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificAtlantic Ocean, west shelf edge from 56 deg 30' N to 60 deg 35'N
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: 31 3 Hour trawls targeting monkfish. 652 Lophius caught and measured. 247 scored for length, weight, sex, maturity and age.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 4
Description: Sections of Skin for genetic analysis
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 7
Description: Sections of ovary for histology
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of specimens = 49
Description: Nephrops measured for morhometrics.