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RV Corystes COR3/98

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR3/98
Cruise period1998-02-27 — 1998-03-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnNorth Shields, 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 collect fish samples in support of other CEFAS projects and training courses.
Chief scientistStephen Flatman (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR3/98 cruise report co3_98.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
Celtic Sea
SpecificIrish Sea, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR3/98 cruise track — co3_98track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 24
Description: CTD stations plus water bottles to calibrate salinity
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 24
Description: CTD stations plus water bottles to calibrate salinity
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 88
Description: surveyed using the 4m beam trawl. Each tow lasted 30 minutes, with the beam trawl being towed at a speed of 4 knots.