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RV Cirolana CIR10/91

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR10/91
Cruise period1991-11-26 — 1991-12-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To determine the distribution of cod, and in particular the 1990 year-class, using a modified Portuguese High Headline trawl.
2. To tag 1500 cod for migration studies.
3. To determine the distribution of other demersal species, and collect biological samples for age and maturity studies.
4. To collect 20-30 mature plaice gonad samples from stations off the southern coast of Ireland (J Horwood).
5. To examine stomach contents of selected fish species.
6. To collect samples of spawning herring (Dr G Carvalho, University of Wales).
Chief scientistStephen Flatman (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR10/91 cruise report ci10_91.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificEnglish Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR10/91 cruise track — trk3715.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 62
Description: tows completed with the Portuguese High Headline trawl.