Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR7/88

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR7/88
Cruise period1988-09-20 — 1988-10-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out a survey for 0- and 1-group gadoids in the northwestern Irish Sea using the Granton trawl.
2. To carry out a pre-recruit flatfish survey in the eastern Irish Sea using the commercial 4m beam trawl.
3. To carry out a pre-recruit flatfish survey in the Bristol Channel using the commercial 4m beam trawl.
4. To tag pre-recruit soles off the North Wales coast, Red Wharf Bay and off the River Ribble.
5. To investigate the variation in pre-recruit flatfish catch rates over 24h periods.
6. To compare the flatfish catch rates of the 4m and the 3m beam trawls.
7. If time permits, to repeat the gadoid trawl stations in the northwestern Irish Sea using the 4m beam trawl. Ten of the twelve stations were repeated.
Chief scientistDavid J Symonds (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR7/88 cruise report co7_88.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificIrish Sea/ Bristol Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR7/88 cruise track — co7_88track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: Profiles
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 191
TaggingsQuantity: number of hauls = 74
Description: pre-recruit sole