FV Jo's Boys

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFV Jo's Boys
Cruise period1983-09-22 — 1983-09-25
Port of departureDungeness, United Kingdom
Port of returnMudeford, United Kingdom
Objectives1. All Teams. To carry out the English component to the International young flatfish assessment programme in the North Sea and eastern English Channel.
2. Team 1. To carry out comparative fishing trials in the North Thmes area using a modified 2m beam trawl.
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Jo's Boys  cruise report commercial_vessels_aug83.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a flatfish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 14
Description: A number of push net sites were sampled north of Flamboro Head to study 0-group turbot class strength.
CrustaceansDescription: Samples of shrimps were collected in the Humber area. No. of samples not noted.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 23
Description: A number of comparative hauls were made in the North Thames area using a beam trawl.