FV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 1985
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FV Challenge 'A' (740E)|
|Cruise identifier||Young Fish Survey 1985|
|Cruise period||1985-09-03 — 1985-09-23|
|Port of departure||Wainfleet, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Wainfleet, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Joint survey with: FV Alvic, FV Avon Valley, FV Challenge, FV Jo's Boys, FV Our Tracey, FV St Richard and FV Sundance.
To carry out the English component to the international young flatfish programme in the North Sea and the eastern English Channel.
Team 2: Beam trawl survey of the Wash and area of Wells 3rd-6th September. Push net sites were sampled throughout 3rd-23rd September.
In total throughout the survey 232 hauls using the standard 2m beam trawl and 62 push net sites using the standard 1.5m push net sites sampled. All fish caught were identified and measured. Salinity, temperature and sediment samples were collected at each station.
|Chief scientist||Colin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.06 MB)|
|Specific||The Wash - Swanage the Wash and area of Wells|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Description: observations made at every station|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 232|
Description: (in total throughout the survey) beam trawl survey of the Wash and area of Wells
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 62|
Description: (in total throughout the survey) push net sites in the Wash and area of Wells
|Crustaceans||Description: shrimp by-catch recorded at all stations|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: observations made at every station|