RV Clione CLI8/84

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI8/84
Cruise period1984-07-05 — 1984-07-25
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a groundfish survey in the Bristol Channel and Celtic Deeps area.
2. To carry out a survey for young pelagic fish.
3. To carry out further trawling to obtain information on the distribution and biology of young fish, especially sole, monkfish, megrim and lemon sole.
4. To obtain biological samples from a number of species to supplement market sampling information,
5. To investigate the feasibility of catching small sole as a possible means of estimating recruitment to the sole stock in VIIe
Chief scientistPeter D Wallace (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI8/84 cruise report clione8_84.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
Bay of Biscay
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificCeltic Sea/ Western Channel
Track chartsRV Clione CLI8/84 cruise track — trk3035.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 32
Description: surface only
Biology and fisheries 
NeustonQuantity: number of hauls = 32
Description: tows made, each consisting of 30 minutes, generally at night.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 51
Description: Granton trawls
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: live fish collection