Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR3/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR3/95
Cruise period1995-03-13 — 1995-04-10
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a trawl survey of the western Celtic Sea to obtain information on:
(a) Distribution and abundance at length of all fish species.
(b) Age length distribution of selected species.
2. To sample juvenile fish for recruitment estimates.
3. To collect material for fish identification courses.
4. To collect, and preserve frozen, any scallops that are caught.
5. To obtain data on stomach contents to supplement the data set collected on earlier cruises. Unsuccessfull
6. To obtain data on development rates of fish eggs and larvae on an opportunistic basis. Unsuccessful
7. To collect and preserve mackerel ovaries for fecundity estimation.
8. To collect and preserve ovaries for fecundity estimation. Unsuccessful
9. To carry out further trials of electronic data capture equipment.
10. To collect samples of herring for the study of Ichthyophonus disease.
11. To monitor distribution and abundance and collect biological data on Ommastrephid squids (University College Cork, Ireland).
Chief scientistJohn Casey (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR3/95 cruise report ci3_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificCeltic Sea, South-western Approaches, western English Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR3/95 cruise track — trk4149.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 29
Description: continuous T & S
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 77
Description: surface S only
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 79
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of specimens = 2
Description: Fish caught with rod & line