FV Challenge 'A' Young Fish Survey 1989
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FV Challenge 'A' (740E)|
|Cruise identifier||Young Fish Survey 1989|
|Cruise period||1989-09-05 — 1989-09-25|
|Port of departure||Wainfleet, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Wainfleet, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Joint survey between: FV Avon Valley, FV Challenger, FV Janet M, FV Jo's Boys, FV Our Tracey, FV Sharowna, FV St Richard, FV Our Sarah Jane and FV Provider.
1.To carry out an inshore beam trawl and pushnet survey of part of the North Sea and English Channel coasts, of young demersal fish in relation to the environment.
2. To include collecting data for juvenile flatfish year class size estimation.
Team 2: Beam trawl survey in the area north Norfolk coast to River Humber 18th-25th September. Pushnet sites sampled throughout the period 5th-25th September.
1. In total throughout the survey 330 hauls using the standard 2m beam trawl and 43 pushnet sites using the standard 1.5m pushnet were sampled. An additional 8 hauls sampled in the River Humber in cooperation with the Anglian Water Authority. All fish caught were identified and measured. Surface salinity, temperature, sediment samples and benthos were measured at each station. Shrimp by-catch was recorded at each station.
2. Samples of plaice collected for age determination studies.
|Chief scientist||Colin L Whiting (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.06 MB)|
|Specific||Flamborough Head- Swanage Bay North Norfolk coast to River Humber|
|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 = 43|
Description: (in total throughout the young fish survey) pushnet sites in the area north Norfolk coast to River Humber
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 330|
Description: (in total throughout the young fish survey) beam trawl survey of the area north Norfolk coast to River Humber
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 8|
Description: additional beam trawl hauls sampled in the River Humber
|Demersal fish||Description: samples of plaice collected for age determination studies|
|Crustaceans||Description: Shrimp by-catch recorded at each station|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: observations made at every station|