FV Silver Star 2/80
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FV Silver Star (74W5)|
|Cruise period||1980-06-06 — 1980-06-26|
|Port of departure||Conwy, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Conwy, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out a groundfish survey along the N Wales coast and off the east coast of the Isle of Man.
2. To collect samples of otoliths and stomach contents of commercial species.
3. To tag and release plaice on the Gt. Orme grounds.
4. To make observations of discard rates at sea.
|Chief scientist||Peter D Wallace (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.05 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||North East Irish Sea|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 34|
Description: A number of 1 hour trawls were made in Liverpool Bay.
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 1192|
Description: A large number of plaice were caught and tagged.
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 713|
Description: To measure and obtain otoliths from commercial fish; plaice, whiting, sole and cod.