RV Cirolana CIR9/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Cirolana (74CZ)
Cruise identifierCIR9/82
Cruise period1982-11-02 — 1982-11-15
Port of departureGrimsby, United Kingdom
Port of returnGrimsby, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a groundfish survey of the Irish Sea, trawling at standard stations using a Granton trawl with small mesh liner.
2. To obtain fish and shellfish samples from eight ICES rectangles for measurement of radioactive levels.
3. Sample gadoid species in midwater using a pelagic trawl, for investigation of feeding and population distribution.
4. Carry out trawl stations off the south coast of Ireland to complete coverage of the area begun on CLIONE 10/82.
5. Take a series of photographs of benthos in the region of the NW Irish Sea front, using the headline camera.
Chief scientistKeith M Brander (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Cirolana CIR9/82 cruise report ci9_82.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificIrish Sea
Track chartsRV Cirolana CIR9/82 cruise track — trk2823.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: midwater trawls.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 26
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 10
Description: surveyed using underwater camera.