Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI9/68

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI9/68
Cruise period1968-08-23 — 1968-09-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
PurposeTrials
Objectives1. To study the reactions of pelagic fish to a pelagic trawler and trawl
with the aid of sonar, the 6-transducer trawl sounder equipment (on CORELLA),
underwater television and underwater cameras.
2. To make some measurements on a pelagic trawl.
3. To practice sonar technique and trawling on to a target.
4. To collect and bring back live to Lowestoft, some dogfish or other elasmobranch fish, if possible.
5. If opportunity and time permit, to obtain herring sample length measurements.

Samples of herring and mackerel were measured and the few horse-mackerel caught were frozen and brought back in.
Chief scientistA R Margetts (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI9/68 cruise report clione9_68.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificShetland area, south of Aberdeen Bank, Fair Isle, Sumburgh Head, Farne Islands, Farne Deep, Whitby fishery,
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: sample baskets = 36
Description: Pelagic trawling. Best catch was of 30 baskets of spawning herring and 6 baskets of cod from Whitby
Demersal fishQuantity: sample baskets = 36
Description: Pelagic trawling. Best catch was of 30 baskets of spawning herring and 6 baskets of cod from Whitby