Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR14B/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR14B/96
Cruise period1996-11-15 — 1996-11-26
Port of departureSouthampton, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an acoustic search using echo sounders and sonar, and a fishing survey in and around the restricted area commonly referred to as the south-west mackerel box to obtain information on:
a) the distribution, size, age and maturity of mackerel;
b) the distribution and size composition of other pelagic species;
c) the size composition of all other by-catch species caught.
Chief scientistJohn H Nichols (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR14B/96 cruise report co14b_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.34 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Specificwestern English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR14B/96 cruise track — trk4240.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: handlining for mackerel
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 6
Description: midwater trawl stations
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: activity duration in days = 10
Description: echo survey for pelagic species