Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR9/92

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR9/92
Cruise period1992-07-29 — 1992-08-13
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 parts of Divisions IV a-c and VIId-e.
2. To collect additional biological data on sole, plaice, dab, turbot, brill and Cancer pagurus.
3. To describe the seabed sediments and epibenthos using photographic and trawl by-catch data.
4. To test the ROXANN acoustic seabed discrimination system against photographic and grabbing methods.
5. To bring back to the laboratory, alive, 50 or more plaice greater than 25cm in length caught from separate short tows in order to check on survival rates for the purposes of tagging studies.
6. To study the length and age of sole and plaice in relation to depth, by carrying out additional 30min tows at specified depths in Rye Bay.
Chief scientistT Kevin Stokes (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR9/92 cruise report co9_92.pdf — access key 'C' (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificEnglish Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR9/92 cruise track — trk3812.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 80
Description: surface S only
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 104
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 24
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of image series = 24
Description: video record of seabed type