Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR10/02

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR10/02
Cruise period2002-07-25 — 2002-08-07
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To undertake a beam trawl survey in the southern North Sea and eastern Channel as part of an ICES co-ordinated programme to i) obtain fisheries independent data on the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species, and ii) derive age compositions of sole and plaice for use in the assessment of stock size.
2. To collect biological data including maturity and weight at age of commercial flatfish and non-commercial fish by-catch.
3. To quantify the epibenthos using 4m beam trawl by-catch data.
4. To carry out detailed survey of sole distribution in selected areas of VIId.
Chief scientistBrian F M Harley (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR10/02 cruise report co10_02.pdf — access key 'C' (0.21 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Specificsouthern North Sea and eastern English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR10/02 cruise track — co10_02trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Quantity: number of stations = 107
Description: Temperature, salinity and depth
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of stations = 107
Description: Temperature, salinity and depth
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of stations = 107
Description: Length, weight and biological data on demersal fish
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 107
Description: Length, weight and biological data on demersal fish
MolluscsQuantity: number of stations = 107
Description: Length, weight and biological data on demersal fish
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 107
Description: Length, weight and biological data on demersal fish