Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||Balaena (74G4)|
|Cruise period||1988-10-19 — 1988-10-22|
|Objectives||1. To estimate the abundance of 0 group/juvenile bass in the R. Medway, especailly in the vicinity of Kingsnorth Power Station.
2. To descrive the distribution, movement and length distributions of 0 group/juvenile bass in the area.
3. To estimate the daily mortality rate of 0 group bass (due to entrainment on the cooling-water intake screens) at Kingsnorth Power Station using dye-marked fish.
4. To collect biological samples of bass for growth studies.
|Chief scientist||Derek Roy Eaton (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.05 MB)|
|Specific||R. Medway, Kent|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of surveys = 1|
Description: The Medway river between Grain and the Medway Bridge was surveyed using fine mesh trawls.
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of deployments = 4|
Description: Fish traps were deployed at the lagoon at Kingsnorth power station.