Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR3/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR3/78
Cruise period1978-02-28 — 1978-03-18
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES international young fish survey for I-group
herring and gadoids.
2. To sample post-larval herring using the Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl.
3. To take surface and bottom temperature and salinity readings on each trawl station.
4. To measure the influence of temperature on the incubation and early larval stages of the sprat and other species using a shipboard incubation apparatus.
Other aims received too late for inclusion in the published cruise programme:-
5. To obtain length and girth measurements of cod, haddock and whiting.
6. To identify stomach contents of cod, haddock and whiting.
7. To collect sandeels and small gadoids for fish food.
Chief scientistW G Parnell (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectIYFS
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR3/78 cruise report ci03_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.59 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR3/78 cruise track — trk2152.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 59
Description: top & bottom
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 59
Description: monitoring
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 59
Description: monitoring