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RV Cefas Endeavour 10/03

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier10/03
Cruise period2003-11-03 — 2003-12-04
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThis cruise was in 2 parts. Part 1: 03 - 19 Nov; Part 2: 20 Nov - 04 Dec 2003.
1. To carry out a trawl survey of the Irish Sea, Celtic Sea and western Channel (ICES divisions VIIa, e-j) as part of the west coast IBTS series and in support of the EU data regulations, to obtain information on:
a) distribution, size composition and abundance of all fish species;
b) age - length distribution of selected species for ICES WG input and biological studies;
c) biological parameters of selected species;
d) suitability of modified GOV trawl with rockhoppers and standard station grid for this new survey series.
2. To sample areas of VIIg and h with 2 m beam trawl to quantify epibenthos and fish, locate alternative fishing stations and to collect data on juvenile megrim.
3. To continue the development and testing of electronic data capture equipment and the new Fishing Survey System.
4. To collect material for fish identification courses.
5. To monitor the distribution and abundance, and to collect data on Ommastrephid squids.
6. To collect and preserve frozen, all scallops Pecten maximus that are caught (D. Palmer, CEFAS).
Chief scientistJames Robert Ellis (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 10/03 cruise report endeavour10_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.80 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Celtic Sea
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 10/03 cruise track — endeavour10_03trk.pdf (0.69 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosDescription: 2m beam trawl.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 61
Description: successfully fished with GOV or Portuguese High Headline Trawl.
CrustaceansDescription: 2m beam trawl.