Cruise inventory

FV Silver Star 1/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Silver Star (74W5)
Cruise identifier1/84
Cruise period1984-03-11 — 1984-03-19
Port of departureConwy, United Kingdom
Port of returnConwy, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a groundfish survey along the N Wales coast.
2. To collect samples of otoliths of commercial species.
3. To weigh accurately all gutted plaice selected for otoliths samples.
4. To obtain mesh selection data.
5. To obtain samples of ungutted fish for A Franklin (Burnham) for contaminant trend analysis.
Chief scientistC N Humphreys (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Silver Star 1/84 cruise report silver_star1_84.pdf — access key 'C' (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 = 24
Description: A number of groundfish survey hauls took place during the cruise.
Demersal fishDescription: Samples of plaice and whiting were collected and deep frozen. No. of samples not noted.
Gear researchDescription: A number of mesh measurements were made during the cruise. No. of hauls not noted.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of specimens = 618
Description: A number of stratified otoliths samples were collected throughout the cruise.