FV Challenge 'A'

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV Challenge 'A' (740E)
Cruise period1983-08-31 — 1983-09-13
Port of departureSkegness, 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.
3. Team 3. To study the distribution of shrimps in the Humber - north Norfolk coast.
Chief scientistTerry Watson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Challenge 'A'  cruise report commercial_vessels_aug83.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSkegness, Humber-Wells
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.