Cruise inventory

RV Celtic Voyager CV0602

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Celtic Voyager (45CV)
Cruise identifierCV0602
Cruise period2006-02-24 — 2006-03-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureDublin, Ireland
Port of returnHowth, Ireland
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThe survey is intended to address the requirements of the Data Collection Regulation 1639/2001. Information on growth, maturity and sex ratio (biological data) were collected for a range of commercially important groundfish species.

Ovary samples were collected to validate visual maturity staging and to provide fecundity samples for the Irish Sea Egg Production Project in collaboration with CEFAS (Lowesoft) and DARDNI (Belfast). Samples of various squid species were collected for genetic analysis by ANFACO-CECOPESCA (Vigo, Spain).
Chief scientistHans Gerritsen (Marine Institute Galway)
Cruise reportRV Celtic Voyager CV0602 cruise report celticvoyager2_06.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
NPRCRV Celtic Voyager CV0602 NPRC celticvoyager_cv0602.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Celtic Voyager CV0602 cruise track — celticvoyager2_06trk.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 34
Description: A number of tows were made throughout the crusie. Haddock, whiting, plaice and herring were all caught and measured.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 34
Description: A number of tows were made throughout the crusie. Haddock, whiting, plaice and herring were all caught and measured.