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RV Corystes COR14B/04

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR14B/04
Cruise period2004-09-25 — 2004-10-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWorkington, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeCommercial
ObjectivesTo 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 epibenthos using 4m beam trawl by-catch.
To collect fish samples in support of other CEFAS projects and training courses.
Chief scientistMyrtle J Boon (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR14B/04 cruise report cory14_04.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificIrish Sea; Bristol Channel; Western English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR14B/04 cruise track — cory14_04trk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: Temperature and salinity taken at all stations from surface continuous water flow
CTD stationsDescription: Temperature and salinity profile recorded at all beam trawl stations with mini CTD unit
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityDescription: Surface water samples for tritium and caesium analysis
Biology and fisheries 
PhytobenthosDescription: 4m beam trawl for phytobenthos and zoobenthos
ZoobenthosDescription: 4m beam trawl for phytobenthos and zoobenthos
Demersal fishDescription: 4m beam trawl for demersal fish and crustaceans
CrustaceansDescription: 4m beam trawl for demersal fish and crustaceans