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Valdez Cruise 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameValdez
Cruise identifierCruise 1
Cruise period1988-09-25 — 1988-10-30
Port of departureSaundersfoot, United Kingdom
Port of returnSaundersfoot, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey of the distribution and abundance of pre-recruit bass in Camarthen Bay and adjoining estuaries using a high-headline trawl with cod-end liner and adapted sand-eel trawls.
2. To obtain 1+ group bass for ecological and energy budget studies.
3. To tag bass over 35cm total length.
Chief scientistGraham D Pickett (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportValdez Cruise 1 cruise report valdez_sep88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.04 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificWest of Pendine Firing Range, 'Three Rivers Area' and Burry Inlet
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 3
Description: Only a small number of 1+ bass were caught.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 45
Description: A number of stations were worked, but pre-recruit bass were only found at 27 of the stations and only 63 were caught.