St Georges CRUISE 2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameSt Georges
Cruise identifierCRUISE 2
Cruise period1985-01-18 — 1985-01-29
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To observe the working of a Lowestoft twin-beam trawler and the operation of the Lowestoft fleet.
2. To collect sole gut contents for food consumption and growth studies.
3. To collect plaice ovaries and carcasses for fecundity work (Dr Greer Walker)
Chief scientistR G Houghton (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportSt Georges CRUISE 2 cruise report st_georges_jan85.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouthern and Central North Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 750
Description: A number of sole guts were obtained and kept for analysis. A number of sole stomachs were empty.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 53
Description: A number of plaice ovaries were collected from the Silver Pits area.
Demersal fishDescription: A number of sole and plaice were caught during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.