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RV Cirolana CIR10/79

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR10/79
Cruise period1979-10-31 — 1979-11-20
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an acoustic survey of the area of the Cornish winter mackerel fishery.
2. To carry out a combined fishing/acoustic survey aimed at determining the abundance of 0-group mackerel and 0-group scad in the general areas of Celtic Sea, SW Ireland and North Biscay.
3. To carry out target strength measurements on mackerel if time and opportunity permit.
4. To obtain mackerel samples to provide ALK data for the three areas Western Celtic Sea, West of Ireland (N of 51 degrees 30' N) and Bay of Biscay (S of 48 degrees 00' N).
5. To obtain samples of scad to provide ALK data.
6. To obtain samples of I-group mackerel from different parts of the south and western area for Mr Mackenzie (DAFS).
7. To obtain samples of mackerel blood for blood protein studies at University of East Anglia (Dr Greenwood).
8. (Added after publication of cruise programme). To carry out one oceanographic section (and if possible more) of XBT casts in the area of upwelling associated with the edge of the continental shelf west of the Brittany peninsula.
Chief scientistB C Bedford (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR10/79 cruise report ci10_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.48 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR10/79 cruise track — trk2355a.html RV Cirolana CIR10/79 cruise track — trk2355b.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 18
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 18
Description: surface S only
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fish