Cruise summary report
|Cruise period||1986-07-20 — 1986-09-18|
|Port of departure||Rhos-on-sea, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Rhos-on-sea, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Cruises with Arctic Ranger, Harmil, Mary and Rose.
1. To carry out three inshore beam trawl surveys of parts of the Irish Sea and West Wales coasts.
2. To sample juvenile fish and identify sole nursery grounds.
Survey 1. Used for beam trawling along the north Wales coast from the Great Orme to the Dee estuary, 20th-23rd July
Survey 2: repeat of 1, 11th and 14th September.
Survey 3: beam trawl survey completed, 15th-18th September.
|Chief scientist||Stuart Ian Rogers (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Conwy Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.06 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Great Orme to Dee estuary|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Quantity: number of stations = 146|
Description: (in total for all 4 ships) recorded at each station during survey 1, repeated in survey 2 and 3
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of stations = 146|
Description: (in total for all 4 ships) 2m beam trawl for survey 1, repeated in survey 2 and 3; all flatfish were identified, measured and counted, other species were identified and counted
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 30|
Description: (in total for all 4 ships) 1-group soles returned live to the laboratory for tag-retention trials.
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Description: 0-group sole and solenettes were preserved for gut content analysis|
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Description: 0-group soles collected for electrophoretic studies and frozen|