RV Corystes COR3/94
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||1994-03-03 — 1994-03-29|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out beam trawl surveys of groundfish in the Irish Sea, Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea.
2. To collect data on maturity and weight at age of sole, plaice and lemon sole.
3. To determine the distribution and abundance of juvenile and adult sole and plaice.
4. To collect ovaries of sole, plaice and cod in the Irish Sea.
5. To tag pre-recruit sole and plaice if the opportunity arises. The opportunity to tag sole and plaice did not arise.
|Chief scientist||David J Symonds (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.11 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Irish Sea, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Quantity: activity duration in days = 26|
Description: days continuous surface T & S
|Water bottle stations||Quantity: number of stations = 56|
Description: surface S only
|CTD stations||Description: at some trawl stations|
|Other physical oceanographic measurements||Quantity: number of stations = 40|
Description: bottom T & S
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 120|
Description: thirty minute tows completed using beam trawl to measure weight and age of catch.
|Geology and geophysics|
|Other geological/geophysical measurements||Quantity: number of deployments = 121|
Description: ROXANN seabed type determination