FV Halcyon Young Fish Survey 2003

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFV Halcyon
Cruise identifierYoung Fish Survey 2003
Cruise period2003-08-23 — 2003-08-23
Port of departureEastbourne, United Kingdom
Port of returnEastbourne, United Kingdom
ObjectivesInshore beam trawl survey. 8 Vessels used.

1. To carry out an inshore beam trawl survey of parts of the North Sea, Eastern Channel and Morecambe Bay for juvenile flatfish, year class size estimation.
2. To collect data on young demersal fish in relation to the environment.
3. To identify and quantify macro-benthos.
4. To record temperature and salinity at each trawl station.
5. To collect otolith samples from commercial flatfish.
6. To collect fish samples from the Humber for Hull University.
7. To record dissolved oxygen levels, for the Environment Agency, in the Humber.
Chief scientistJohn Dann (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectYoung Fish Survey 2003
Cruise programmeFV Halcyon Young Fish Survey 2003 cruise programme youngfishsurvey_03.pdf  (0.07 MB) 
Cruise reportFV Halcyon Young Fish Survey 2003 cruise report youngfishsurvey_03.pdf (0.37 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificEnglish Channel around Pevensey and Normans Bay
Track chartsFV Halcyon Young Fish Survey 2003 cruise track — youngfishsurvey_03trk.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsDescription: temperature, salinity and sediment type observations
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: 2-metre wooden beam trawl with a 3-mm-mesh liner