Cruise inventory

FV Wash Harvester

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameFV Wash Harvester
Cruise period1988-09-05 — 1988-09-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. All teams. To carry out an inshore beam trawl and pushnet survey of part of the North Sea and English Channel coasts, of young demersal fish in relation to the environment. To include collecting data for juvenile flatfish year-class size estimation.
2. Teams 1 and 3. To continue studies of growth and mortality of young sole in the area off Lowestoft and in Rye Bay.
Chief scientistJohn D Riley (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportFV Wash Harvester  cruise report commercial_vessels_sep88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCromer - Sizewell
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of hauls = 392
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a young demersal fish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment, oxygen, shrimp by-catch, benthos and temperature observations were also made. Samples of plaice were taken from the main areas fished.
Chemical oceanography 
OxygenQuantity: number of hauls = 392
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a young demersal fish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment, oxygen, shrimp by-catch, benthos and temperature observations were also made. Samples of plaice were taken from the main areas fished.
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of hauls = 392
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a young demersal fish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment, oxygen, shrimp by-catch, benthos and temperature observations were also made. Samples of plaice were taken from the main areas fished.
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 392
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a young demersal fish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment, oxygen, shrimp by-catch, benthos and temperature observations were also made. Samples of plaice were taken from the main areas fished.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 392
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a young demersal fish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment, oxygen, shrimp by-catch, benthos and temperature observations were also made. Samples of plaice were taken from the main areas fished.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of samples = 1
Description: A survey of the distribution and abundance of 0 gp sole took place, in preparation for estimation of overwintering mortality rate.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of surveys = 2
Description: A survey of the distribution and abundance of 0 gp sole took place, in preparation for estimation of overwintering mortality rate.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 392
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a young demersal fish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment, oxygen, shrimp by-catch, benthos and temperature observations were also made. Samples of plaice were taken from the main areas fished.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 392
Description: A number of hauls were made as part of a young demersal fish survey. All fish caught were measured and identified. Salinity, sediment, oxygen, shrimp by-catch, benthos and temperature observations were also made. Samples of plaice were taken from the main areas fished.