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RV Corystes CORY 4/06

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCORY 4/06
Cruise period2006-07-25 — 2006-08-08
StatusCompleted
Port of departureWeymouth, United Kingdom
Port of returnWeymouth, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesTo undertake a beam trawl survey in the southern North Sea and eastern Channel as part of an ICES co-ordinated research programme.

1. To obtain fisheries independent data on the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species.
2. To collect biological data, including maturity and weight at age, of commercial species.
3. To derive age compositions of commercial flatfish, whilst at sea, for use in stock assessment.
4. To carry out sampling to satisfy the requirements of the EU data regulations.
5. To identify the epibenthos by-catch taken in the 4-metre beam trawl and to quantify 12 species as agreed at the International Beam trawl Study Group.
6. To carry out detailed survey of sole distribution in selected areas of VIId and IVc.

NARRATIVE:
Sailing was initially delayed due to engine problems, and a further 24 hours whilst a fuse for the accommodation lighting was delivered to the ship and fitted. Corystes sailed from Weymouth at 2000h on 26th July and commence
Chief scientistJohn Dann (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyCEFAS
Cruise reportRV Corystes CORY 4/06 cruise report cory4_06.pdf — access key 'C' (0.66 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificEnglish Channel and North Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 71
Description: Fish measurements - size, concetration and age data
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of stations = 71
Description: Fish measurements - size, concetration and age data