RV Cirolana CIR3/01
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Cirolana (74CZ)|
|Cruise period||2001-02-27 — 2001-03-29|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Annual groundfish survey. The Aim was 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 distribution of selected species.
c) The spatial and temporal distribution of high concentrations of groundfish, if encountered.
d) The detailed distribution of spawning cod in the North West of ICES Division VIIg (Celtic Sea).
|Chief scientist||Stephen Flatman (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.22 MB)|
|Specific||South-western approaches, western English Channel|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 47|
Description: CTD deployments: vertical sampling of the water column to obtain data on current, temperature, depth and salinity profiles
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytoplankton||Quantity: number of samples = 11|
Description: Ring net deployments: vertical sampling of the water column for phytoplankton
|Zoobenthos||Quantity: number of stations = 31|
Description: Two metre beam trawls: objective to sample epibenthos species with full taxonomic description of flora and fauna
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of stations = 73|
Description: Demersal trawl net with an 80mm cod-end mesh and 20mm liner - to fulfil the objectives on previous page and capture juvenile fish for recruitment indices
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 9|
Description: Grab samples: used to determine sediment and substrate types