FV Silver Star 2/80

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Silver Star (74W5)
Cruise identifier2/80
Cruise period1980-06-06 — 1980-06-26
Port of departureConwy, United Kingdom
Port of returnConwy, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 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 scientistPeter D Wallace (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Silver Star 2/80 cruise report silver_star2_80.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificNorth East Irish Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 34
Description: A number of 1 hour trawls were made in Liverpool Bay.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 1192
Description: A large number of plaice were caught and tagged.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 713
Description: To measure and obtain otoliths from commercial fish; plaice, whiting, sole and cod.