RV Corystes COR13B/03
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||2003-09-21 — 2003-10-04|
|Port of departure||Dublin, Ireland|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||To carry out a 4m beam-trawl survey of groundfish 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.
To collect biological data, including maturity and weight at age of sole, plaice, lemon sole and other commercially important finfish species.
To determine the distribution and relative abundance of juvenile and adult sole and plaice.
To quantify the seabed sediments and epibenthos using 4m beam trawl by-catch.
To collect fish samples in support of other CEFAS projects and training courses.
|Chief scientist||Myrtle J Boon (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.18 MB)|
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
|Specific||Irish Sea, Bristol Channel, Celtic Sea, Western English Channel|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Surface measurements underway (T,S)||Description: Temperature and salinity taken at all stations from surface continuous water flow|
|CTD stations||Description: Surface and bottom temperature and salinity recorded at all b/t stations with CTD unit|
|Radioactivity||Description: Surface water samples for tritium and caesium radioactive isotope analysis|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Phytobenthos||Description: 4m beam trawl for phytobenthos and zoobenthos|
|Zoobenthos||Description: 4m beam trawl for phytobenthos and zoobenthos|
|Demersal fish||Description: 4m beam trawl for demersal fish and crustaceans|
|Crustaceans||Description: 4m beam trawl for demersal fish and crustaceans|