Cruise inventory

FV St Richard

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FV St Richard (74RJ)
Cruise period1994-03-03 — 1994-05-05
StatusCompleted
Port of departureHastings, United Kingdom
Port of returnHastings, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesThree separate trips using the two vessels, FV Sandra and FV St Richard: Trip 1: 3-8 March 1994, Trip 2: 31 March - 9 April 1994, Trip 3: 30 April - 5 May 1994

1) To compare catch rates of sole in fixed nets from different grounds in the Hastings Shingle Bank area
2) All commercial species caught were measured, and in addition soles were examined for sex and maturity stages noted.
3) Observations on the feeding of sole were also made.
4) Sea surface temperature was noted on all trips
Chief scientistColin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectHastings Shingle Bank Survey
Cruise reportFV St Richard  cruise report strichard_sandra_mar94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.63 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificRye Bay - Eastbourne areas
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: Trammel nets were hauled every day during the cruise. All the commercial species were measured. Special observations were made on the feeding of sole.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: Trammel nets were hauled every day during the cruise. All the commercial species were measured. Special observations were made on the feeding of sole.
Gear researchQuantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: Trammel nets were hauled every day during the cruise. All the commercial species were measured. Special observations were made on the feeding of sole.