This cruise will be undertaken in conjunction with FV Star Divine:
1. To describe commercial catch rates of Nephrops in the vicinity of underwater camera tows carried out on the Farn Deeps grounds in October 2004 by CEFAS.
2. To describe the size composition and mean size of Nephrops in the vicinity of underwater camera tows.
3. To describe the catch rates of fish by-catch species taken during trawling for Nephrops in different areas of the Farn Deeps grounds.
4. To describe the variation in commercial catch rates of Nephrops and by-catch species according to location, vessel and time of day.
Andrew Raymond Lawler (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)