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RV Cefas Endeavour 8/06

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cefas Endeavour (74E9)
Cruise identifier8/06
Cruise period2006-03-22 — 2006-04-04
Port of departureFalmouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnFalmouth, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a beam trawl survey of the Western Channel for stock assessment purposes using standardized 4m beam trawls in order to obtain information on:

(a) Distribution, size composition and abundance of all fish species caught.
(b) Age - length distribution of selected species.
(c) Distribution of fish in relation to their environment.
(d) Distribution of macrobenthos and anthropogenic debris.
(e) Surface and bottom temperature and salinity data using CTD.
(f) Length weight & maturity information using individual fish measurements, in support of the EU Data Regulation.

2. To collect acoustic data at two operating frequencies (38 kHz and 120 kHz) continuously throughout the cruise. Data recorded will be used to determine micro scale habitat characterisation.

3. To tag 1500 sole between 25 and 30cm in length from nursery grounds in order to determine the contribution of specific nursery areas to the UK fishery.

4. To implant 50 data storage tags in large adult sole captured on spawning grounds in order to determine seasonal patterns of migration.
Chief scientistSven Richard Kupschus (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Cefas Endeavour 8/06 cruise programme endeavour8_06.pdf — access key 'C' (0.01 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificWestern Channel