RV Prince Madog PD01/02

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Prince Madog (74P2)
Cruise identifierPD01/02
Cruise period2002-01-21 — 2002-01-21
Port of departureMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
Port of returnMenai Bridge, United Kingdom
ObjectivesFirst in a series of 5 cruises to:
1. Carry out a plankton survey of the eastern Irish Sea to determine plaice egg spawning.
2. Collect zooplankton samples for copepod production and fish larval feeding studies.
(This cruise was abandoned after 1 day due to rough weather with no samples collected)
Chief scientistClive James Fox (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Prince Madog PD01/02 cruise report pd01_02.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificEastern Irish Sea
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonDescription: In the eastern Irish Sea sampling gear was deployed, but due to poor weather the sampling was terminated without a catch.