RV Clione CLI14/86
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Clione (74CN)|
|Cruise period||1986-12-01 — 1986-12-19|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out an acoustic and fishing survey for pelagic species in the Western Channel with particular emphasis on sprat in Lyme Bay and mackerel in the 'Mackerel Box' region. Acoustic integration will be carried out using the DAFS towed body and QMII/QD Simrad integrator systems.
2. To identify and obtain samples of pelagic fish using an 800 mesh Engel trawl for biological sampling and fish identification courses.
3. To carry out mesh selection studies on mackerel using a square mesh sleeve and cover with the pelagic trawl.
4. To obtain and freeze bags of sprat and other small fish for fish food (requested by P Scholes).
|Chief scientist||P O Johnson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.11 MB)|
Bay of Biscay
|Specific||W. English Channel|
|Other physical oceanographic measurements||Quantity: track kilometres = 1750.14|
Description: records over acoustic stations
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 7|