Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI11/78

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI11/78
Cruise period1978-09-01 — 1978-09-14
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey for herring larvae in the western half of the Central North Sea, as part of an international survey of the abundance and distribution of autumn-spawned herring larvae in the North Sea and adjacent waters.
2. To collect samples of spawning herring from the Longstone, Whitby and Dowsing areas in order to obtain information on the age composition of the Bank herring stock in the absence of a commercial fishery.
3. To collect herring ovaries for fecundity studies in accordance with the recommendation of the ICES Herring Assessment Working Group.
4. To transfer at sea, and then conduct a biological examination of samples of herring obtained from the inshore spawning grounds by RV Nucella.
Chief scientistR J Wood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI11/78 cruise report clione11_78.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Clione CLI11/78 cruise track — trk2171.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsDescription: T only
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 70
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 17