RV Cefas Endeavour 2/04

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier2/04
Cruise period2004-02-11 — 2004-02-23
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES co-ordinated International Bottom Trawl Survey for quarter 1. To fish over an allocated area of the North Sea using a standard GOV trawl in order to obtain information on:
a) distribution, size composition and abundance of all fish species caught;
b) age - length distribution of selected species;
c) distribution of fish in relation to their environment;
d) distribution of macrobenthos and anthropogenic debris;
e) surface and bottom temperature and salinity data using CTD;
f) length weight information using individual fish measurements.
2. To collect material for fish identification courses (C. Fox, CEFAS, Lowestoft).
3. To investigate, time permitting, the effects on catches of trawl rigging variations.
Chief scientistTrevor W Boon (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
ProjectInternational Bottom Trawl Surveys - North Sea
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 2/04 cruise programme endeavour2_04.pdf  (0.12 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Cefas Endeavour 2/04 cruise report endeavour02_04.pdf (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cefas Endeavour 2/04 cruise track — endeavour2_04trk.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 31
Description: Micro CTD profiles
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 31
Description: GOV catches of all fish species
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 31
Description: GOV catches of all fish species