Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR9/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9/78
Cruise period1978-10-12 — 1978-10-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
PurposeCommercial
Objectives1. To locate commercially viable quantities of blue ling on the continental slope.
2. To obtain biological samples of blue ling, grenadier, black scabbard, Directorfish etc.
3. To fish for and sample haddock on Rockall Bank.
4. To collect hearts for DP Greer Walker.
5. To sample sharks for fecundity, egg size, pup number etc (Mr Holden).

Prior to sailing a number of other requests were made, notably:

6. To collect flesh samples for heavy metal analysis (Mr Murray, Burnham).
7. To collect whole blue ling and fillets for electrophoresis and parasite infection (Dr Burt, Humber Lab).
8. To land 700 kg of gutted Coryphaenoides (Grenadier) for Findus Ltd.
9. To sample Micromesistius (blue whiting) whenever caught (Dr Pawson).
10. To land deep frozen fillets of major species for British Fisheries
Society (Dr Solomon).
Chief scientistJ P Bridger (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9/78 cruise report ci09_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.33 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR9/78 cruise track — trk2158.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 38