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Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR9/90

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR9/90
Cruise period1990-08-14 — 1990-08-29
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 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 b & c and VII d & c.
2. To collect additional biological data on sole, plaice, dab, turbot, brill and Cancer pagarus.
3. To describe the seabed sediment and epibenthos using photographic and acoustic methods.
4. To produce cooperative gear efficiency indices between the 4m standard heavy DFR beam trawl and 8m beam trawl used by the Belgian and Netherlands Fisheries Institutes, on the joint survey.
5. Carry out further equipment trials on the sector scanner.
6. Collect a variety of live and frozen fish for research purposes.
Chief scientistJohn D Riley (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR9/90 cruise report co9_90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificNorth Sea and Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR9/90 cruise track — trk3600.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 69
Description: top & bottom only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 69
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 87
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photography