RV Tellina 5/73

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Tellina (74TE)
Cruise identifier5/73
Cruise period1973-04-02 — 1973-04-19
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Survey of Pandalus borealis stock.
2. Nephrops: large samples for size frequency and sex composition of the stock to test validity of the current sampling programme.
3. Gear trials: comparative fishing with 16 fathorn wing trawl, 40 ft Gulf trawl and 80 ft Gulf trawl, with and without sweeps.
4. Study of predation of Nephrops and Pandalus by whitefish species.
5. Preliminary trials on mesh selectivity as recommended by Pandalus Working
6 Collection of water samples in connection with dinoflagellate toxicity
work. (P A Ayres).
Chief scientistP J Warren (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Burnham Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Tellina 5/73 cruise report tellina05_73.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: 18
Description: fine mesh plankton net;1/4m diameter entry
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 35
Description: nephrops survey 80ft.ring trawl;35mm full mesh throughout
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 35
Description: 80ft.ring trawl;35mm full mesh throughout
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: comparison of 80ft.ring trawl to 40ft.Gulf of Mexico flat trawl