Cruise inventory

MV Harvester 6/88 Part 2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameMV Harvester
Cruise identifier6/88 Part 2
Cruise period1988-07-10 — 1988-07-17
Port of departureSwansea, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo tag pre-recruit soles.

Part 1: 18th-28th June, Swansea Bay, MV Katie.
Part 2: 10th-17th July, Carmarthen Bay, MV Harvester.

Sailed from Burryport, fished using a 4m beam trawl in the river channel outside Burryport, Rhossili Bay and 3 sites in Carmarthen Bay.

Burry Inlet, depth 8m, 446 tagged.
Rhossili Bay, depth 10m, 379 tagged.
Pendine, depth 8m, 1 tagged.

By-catches generally small, mainly plaice, brill, small rays, angler fish, gurnards, solenettes, brittlestars and large jellyfish.
Chief scientistDavid J Symonds (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportMV Harvester 6/88 Part 2 cruise report commercial_vessels_jun88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificCarmarthen Bay
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 826
Description: pre-recruit sole tagged and released.