RV Cirolana CIR3/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR3/81
Cruise period1981-02-26 — 1981-03-17
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To fish for and sample mackerel from the northern N. Sea, W of Scotland, W of Ireland, Celtic Sea, Biscay and English Channel.
2. To obtain samples of mackerel blood and muscle from the same areas.
3. To obtain samples of saithe from W of Scotland.
4. To obtain samples of blue whiting and soad.
5. To obtain blood samples of haddock from N W Britain.
6. To attempt electrophoretic separation of fish tissues at sea.

All the aims were successfully completed.
Chief scientistJ P Bridger (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR3/81 cruise report ci3_81.pdf (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Norwegian Sea
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificUK/N.E. Atlantic
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR3/81 cruise track — trk2645.html
Physical oceanography 
Surface measurements underway (T,S)Description: T only
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 24
Description: distribution,population structures
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 23