RV Corystes COR9/89
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||1989-08-16 — 1989-08-28|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To measure the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species by means of a beam trawl survey as part of an ICES coordinated programme covering Divisions IV a-c and VIId.
2. To produce comparative gear efficiency indices between the standard 4m DFR beam trawl and the 8m beam trawl used by the Belgians and Netherlands Fisheries Institutes, on the joint survey. These trials were cancelled due to gale force winds.
3. To collect additional biological data on sole, plaice, dab, turbot and brill.
4. Late additions to aims included the collection of live and frozen samples of fish and water samples - see results.
|Chief scientist||John D Riley (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.08 MB)|
|Specific||E. English Channel, S. North Sea|
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 63|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 65|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 71|