Cruise inventory

RV Corella 4A/77

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier4A/77
Cruise period1977-02-25 — 1977-03-11
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To tag spawning cod off Flamborough.
2. To carry out a simultaneous trawl and acoustic survey of the area off Flamborough using the Granton trawl and the Triton echo-sounding gear.
3. To identify the main acoustic target types in the area by fishing and to describe their behaviour over a 24 hour period.
4. To collect ovaries of cod, plaice, lemon sole and whiting for fecundity work and to collect samples of cod blood.
5. To collect live dabs (15 cm+) and turbot - Dr Htun Han.
6. To freeze a variety of fish samples for use on a fish identification course - Mr Blacker.
7. To collect 6 to 12 live elasmobranchs for tracking work using the sonic tag - Dr Greer Walker.
8. to freeze 20 I-group fish of each gadoid species caught - Mr Child.
9. To collect 2000-5000 live plaice eggs using the 2m stramin net - Mr Thompson.
10. to test the MAFF inductive salinometer.
Chief scientistR G Houghton (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 4A/77 cruise report corella04a_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Corella 4A/77 cruise track — trk1925.html
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 59
Description: survey:spatial & temporal distribution