Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR3/93

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR3/93
Cruise period1993-03-04 — 1993-03-29
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To repeat and extend the north-east Irish Sea and Bristol Channel beam trawl surveys carried out each September.
2. To collect data on weight at length of sole and plaice throughout the area worked.
3. To determine the distribution and abundance of juvenile and adult sole in the Irish Sea, Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea during the spawning season.
4. To tag, cod, sole and plaice if the opportunity arises. No sole, plaice nor cod were tagged. However 10 tows were made at the end of the cruise and 32 anglerfish were caught, tagged and released.
5. To collect ovaries from pre-spawning sole in Liverpool Bay and samples of 'running' female sole from off Start Point and Trevose Head.
Chief scientistDavid J Symonds (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR3/93 cruise report co3_93.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificIrish Sea, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea, Western English Channel.
Track chartsRV Corystes COR3/93 cruise track — trk3848.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of stations = 117
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 30
Description: surface salinity only
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 117
Description: Thirty minute tows using the 4m beam trawl. 61 at stations in the Irish Sea and 56 at stations in the Bristol Channel-Celtic Sea area,
TaggingsQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 117
Description: Seabed composition using RoxAnn