Valdez Cruise 1
Cruise summary report
|Cruise identifier||Cruise 1|
|Cruise period||1988-09-25 — 1988-10-30|
|Port of departure||Saundersfoot, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Saundersfoot, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||Graham D Pickett (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.04 MB)|
|Specific||West of Pendine Firing Range, 'Three Rivers Area' and Burry Inlet|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 3|
Description: Only a small number of 1+ bass were caught.
|Demersal fish||Quantity: 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.