RV Corella 10/81

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier10/81
Cruise period1981-08-12 — 1981-08-26
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To make acoustic surveys of spawning herring concentrations off the Yorkshire coast and in the vicinity of the Faroe Islands, using a transducer mounted in a towed body in conjunction with the echo integrators.
2. To make in-situ target strength measurements of herring.
3. To obtain samples of adult herring from the central North Sea for age analysis.
4. To assess the practicability of surveying herring at night with the transducer in the upward facing mode.
Chief scientistR J Wood (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 10/81 cruise report corella10_81.pdf (0.24 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Corella 10/81 cruise track — trk2677.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: midwater trawls for herring and sprat.