Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR2/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2/79
Cruise period1979-02-01 — 1979-02-27
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate in the ICES international young fish survey for 1-group herring and gadoids.
2. To sample post-larval herring using the Isaacs-Kidd midwater trawl.
3. To take surface and bottom salinity readings on each trawl station.
4. To fish as many stations as possible within the Norway pout small meshed fishery area using a high headline trawl, and to obtain biological samples from all gadoids caught.
Other aims received too late for inclusion in the published cruise programme were:
5. To collect samples of as many species as possiblee for the Univeeraity of York Environmental Archaeological Unit.
6. To obtain blood samples from cod, haddock and plaice.
7. To obtain herring samples from two or three areas.
Chief scientistW G Parnell (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2/79 cruise report ci02_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.88 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2/79 cruise track — trk2347.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 46
Description: top & bottom
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 72
Description: distribution studies
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 59
Description: monitoring
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 59