RV Clione CLI2/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI2/81
Cruise period1981-01-31 — 1981-02-09
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey for herring larvae in the Southern Bight and eastern Channel as part of an international survey of the abundance and distribution of autumn spawned herring larvae in the North Sea and adjacent waters.
2. To obtain samples of adult herring for age analysis. No fishing was carried out due to the lack of suitable echo traces within the area surveyed.
Chief scientistR J Wood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI2/81 cruise report clione2_81.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Bristol Channel
Bay of Biscay
SpecificSouthern Bight/ Eastern Channel
Track chartsRV Clione CLI2/81 cruise track — trk2654.html
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of stations = 93
Description: plankton stations were completed with the high-speed sampler covering the complete area of herring larval distribution.