Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR10A/97

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR10A/97
Cruise period1997-09-15 — 1997-10-06
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLiverpool, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To carry out beam-trawl surveys of groundfish in the Irish Sea, Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea.
2. To collect data on maturity and weight-at-age of sole, plaice and lemon sole.
3. To determine the distribution and abundance of juvenile and adult sole and plaice.
4. To quantify the seabed sediments and epibenthos using the ROXANN acoustic seabed discrimination system and trawl by-catch.
5. To collect surface sea water samples for processing on return to Lowestoft for the analysis of Cs radionuclides.
Chief scientistMartin R Vince (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR10A/97 cruise report co10a_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificIrish Sea, Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR10A/97 cruise track — co10a_97track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 110
Description: out of 121 towed using the 4m beam trawl. The remained were not completed due to a lack of time.