RV Clione CLI11/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI11/83
Cruise period1983-09-07 — 1983-09-26
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out the annual survey of 0- and 1- group gadoids in the Irish Sea.
2. To sample stomach contents of a range of species for use with multi-species assessment models.
3. To repeat part of the Irish Sea groundfish survey in Cardigan Bay.
4. To collect live berried Nephrops for larval development studies.
5. To sample 0-group mackerel in the western English Channel.
Additional aims:
6. To collect samples of commercial size fish from stations in the eastern Irish Sea for AEP2.
7. To collect water samples for AEP1.
8. To retrieve the current meter rig in Start Bay.
Chief scientistDavid J Symonds (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI11/83 cruise report clione11_83.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bristol Channel
SpecificIrish Sea/Western English Channel
Track chartsRV Clione CLI11/83 cruise track — trk2953.html RV Clione CLI11/83 cruise track — trk2953a.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: S surface only
Biology and fisheries 
NeustonQuantity: number of samples = 9
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of samples = 50
Description: berried Nephrops collected.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 49