RV Corella 12/82

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier12/82
Cruise period1982-08-18 — 1982-08-31
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To participate with RV CLIONE in a joint acoustic survey for spawning herring off the north east coast of England between the Farne Islands and Flamborough Head.
2. To collect samples of herring for ageing and biological analysis, and gonads of pre-spawning Banks fish for fecundity studies.
3. To plot in detail, any concentrations of spawning herring located and observe their diurnal patterns of behaviour.
4. To check distribution and abundance of sprat in the area and obtain samples.
Chief scientistP O Johnson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 12/82 cruise report corella12_82.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Track chartsRV Corella 12/82 cruise track — trk2806.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 11
Description: surveyed for taxonomy and population structures.
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 2324.26
Description: acoustically integrated over the survey grid.