Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR9/94

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9/94
Cruise period1994-08-05 — 1994-08-29
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To carry out a groundfish survey of the North Sea using a standard GOV trawl in order to obtain information on:
(a) Distribution and abundance of all fish species.
(b) Length and age distribution of commercially important species.
(c) Distribution of fish in relation to their environment.
(d) Distribution of macrobenthos and anthropogenic debris.
(e) Surface and bottom temperature and salinity data using reversing bottles.
2. To collect material for fish identification courses.
3. To provide fish samples for contaminant analysis.
5. To collect biological data from ling (Molva molva), catfish (Anarhichas lupus), silvery pout (Gadiculus argenteus), poor cod (Trisopterus minutus), four-beard rockling (Rhinonemus cimbrius), bib (Trisopterus luscus), and bluemouth (Helicolenus dactylopterus).
6. To collect fish food.
7. To return live berried crabs to the Laboratory.
8. To collect whelks for contaminant anlysis.
9. To conduct trials of the electronic data capture system.
10. To investigate the feeding of seabirds on fish discards (JNCC Aberdeen).
Chief scientistC Timothy Macer (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectIBTS 3
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9/94 cruise report ci9_94.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR9/94 cruise track — trk4019.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 68
Description: top & bottom only
Contamination 
Other contaminant measurementsDescription: fish samples for contaminant analysis
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishDescription: herring samples for ichthyophonus disease
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 73
Description: GOV trawl- distribution and abundance all fish species
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: biological data from ling,catfish,silvery pout,poor cod, fourbeard