Cruise inventory

RV Cirolana CIR9/95

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9/95
Cruise period1995-10-13 — 1995-11-14
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
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 and CTD equipment.
2. To identify and sample macrobenthos, taking photographs as necessary for identification purposes.
3. To collect material for fish identification courses.
4. To provide fish samples for contaminant analysis.
5. To inspect herring (Clupea harengus) for the presence of Ichthyophonus and preserve any infected fish.
6. To collect biological data from Myoxecephalus scorpius (Bullrout), and Taurulus bubalis (Sea scorpion) as targetted by the ICES IBTS Working Group.
7. To trial TRS equipment for fish sorting and size grading. (TRS)
8. To carry out repeat tows at a number of locations to investigate within-survey variance at a station.
9. To collect haddock samples from near Shetland for Jarie Mork.
10. To collect samples of Aphrodite (Sea mouse) for biological studies by C Mettam, University of Cardiff.
11. To collect and freeze samples of cod, haddock, whiting, saithe, hake, plaice, sole, turbot, brill, lemon, megrim, herring, mackerel, scad, pilchard, rays, anglerfish for lecture photographs (faxed request received 8 Novemeber). The available specimens of the species listed were disappointing.
Chief scientistJohn Cotter (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectIBTS
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9/95 cruise report ci9_95.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR9/95 cruise track — trk4156.html
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 75
Description: top & bottom
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 75
Description: GOV trawl, groundfish survey