MV Katie 06/88 Part 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameMV Katie
Cruise identifier06/88 Part 1
Cruise period1988-06-18 — 1988-06-28
Port of departureSwansea, United Kingdom
Port of returnSwansea, United Kingdom
To tag pre-recruit soles.

Part 1: 18th-28th June, Swansea Bay, MV Katie.
Part 2: 10th-17th July, Carmarthen Bay, MV Harvester.

Daily fishing using a 4m beam trawl.
Off Swansea, depth 4m, 987 tagged.
Off Neath, depth 2m, 36 tagged.

By-catches generally small, mainly plaice, brill, small rays, angler fish, gurnards, solenettes, brittlestars and large jellyfish.
Chief scientistDavid J Symonds (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportMV Katie 06/88 Part 1 cruise report commercial_vessels_jun88.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralBristol Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificSwansea Bay
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 1023
Description: pre-recruit sole tagged and released.