RV Clione CLI15/83

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI15/83
Cruise period1983-12-07 — 1983-12-19
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an acoustic survey for pelagic species in the Western Channel using the Scottish towed body and QMII/QD Simrad integrator systems. This will concentrate on the Lyme Bay-Eddystone region and if time and weather permit extend offshore to the Hurd Deep area.
2. To identify and sample any major pelagic fish concentrations using a midwater trawl.
3. To obtain pelagic species for biological sampling and for the fish identification courses.
4. To deploy and retrieve a two current meter mooring at position 50º 37' N and 00º 45' W (about 6 1/2 miles south of Selsey Bill).
Chief scientistP O Johnson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI15/83 cruise report clione15_83.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificWestern Channel
Track chartsRV Clione CLI15/83 cruise track — trk2957.html
Physical oceanography 
Current metersQuantity: number of recoveries = 2
Description: current meters recovered;7 days
Biology and fisheries 
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 1198.244
Description: acoustically integrated