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RV Cirolana CIR2/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR2/96
Cruise period1996-02-07 — 1996-02-16
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo carry out an acoustic search and fishing survey of the restricted area commonly referred to as the south-west mackerel box to obtain information on:
(i) Distribution, size, age and maturity of mackerel.
(ii) Distribution and size composition of other pelagic species.
(iii) Size composition of other species caught.
Chief scientistJohn Casey (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR2/96 cruise report ci2_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificCeltic Sea, South-western Approaches, western English Channel
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR2/96 cruise track — trk4214.html
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
BirdsQuantity: activity duration in days = 1
Description: days sea bird survey
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: mid water trawl
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Description: survey for pelagic fish