FV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 1986
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FV Challenge 'A' (740E)|
|Cruise identifier||Young Fish Survey 1986|
|Port of departure||Wainfleet, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Wainfleet, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Beam trawling in the Wash and off the north Norfolk coast. Push net sites sampled.
Young Fish Survey 1986 with: FV Alvic, FV Avon Valley, FV Challenge, FV Jo's Boys, FV Serenity, FV St Richard, FV Joanna J., FV Kimbill of Eden and FV Sharowna.
1. To carry out an inshore beam trawl and push net 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 yearclass size estimation.
2. To carry out an ecological survey of Alnmouth and Duridge Bays for the CEGB (CEGB funded).
1. In total in the Young Fish Survey. 313 hauls made using the standard 2m beam trawl and 52 push net sites using the standard 1.5m push net sampled. All fish caught identified and measured. Salinity and sediment samples collected and surface temperature, benthos, shrimp by-catch and dissolved oxygen (River Thames) observed at each station.
2. 27 beam trawl hauls and 8 push net sites sampled. All fish caught identified and measured.
|Chief scientist||Colin L Whiting (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|Specific||Scottish Border-Swanage Bay the Wash and off Norfolk Coast|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Description: observations made at every station|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytobenthos||Description: observations made at every station|
|Zoobenthos||Description: observations made at every station|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 52|
Description: (in total throughout Young fish survey) push net sites in the Wash and north Norfolk coast
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 8|
Description: (in total by Team 3) push net sites for ecological survey of Alnmouth and Druridge Bays for CEGB
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 27|
Description: (in total by Team 3) beam trawls for the ecological survey of Alnmouth and Druridge Bays for CEGB
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 313|
Description: (in total throughout Young fish survey) beam trawl survey in the Wash and north Norfolk coast
|Crustaceans||Description: by-catch of shrimp recorded at each station|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: observations made at every station|