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RV Corystes COR4/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR4/96
Cruise period1996-02-29 — 1996-03-27
Port of departureSwansea, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a trawl survey of the Celtic Sea, to obtain information on:
a) Distribution, size composition and abundance of all fish species
b) Age-length distributions of selected species.
2. To sample juvenile fish for recruitment studies.
3. To collect material for fish identification courses.
4. To collect and preserve frozen all scallops that are caught.
5. To continue the collection of stomach content data begun on earlier cruises. No supplementary data on stomach contents were recorded.
6. To continue trials and development of electronic data capture equipment.
7. To collect samples of herring for the study of the incidence of Ichthyophonus disease.
8. To monitor the distribution and abundance, and collect samples, of Ommastrephid squids.
9. To collect and preserve frozen samples of cod, whiting, plaice and dab from selected areas to provide data for the QSR of the Celtic Sea (AEP2).
Chief scientistStephen Flatman (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR4/96 cruise report co4_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralCeltic Sea
SpecificIrish Sea, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea, Western Approaches
Track chartsRV Corystes COR4/96 cruise track — trk4229.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: activity duration in days = 27
Description: continuous recording throughout the cruise.
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 82
Description: 1 top & bottom S 81 surface S only
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 33
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 62
Description: ground fish survey with Portugese high headline trawl