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Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI11B/86

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI11B/86
Cruise period1986-09-20 — 1986-10-07
Port of departureFleetwood, 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 carry out a groundfish survey in the eastern Irish Sea using the 3m beam trawl.
3. To tag spurdogs if suitable concentrations are found. No concentrations of spurdogs were found.
4. To sample groundfish species in the western English Channel using the 3m beam trawl. No time was available to carry out this aim.
5. To collect live plaice and dabs from the Smith's Knoll area at the end of the cruise.
Additional aim:
6. To investigate the distribution and abundance of yolk sac herring larvae on the spawning grounds east of the Isle of Man.
Chief scientistDavid J Symonds (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI11B/86 cruise report clione11b_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Bristol Channel
SpecificIrish Sea; Western English Channel; Southern North Sea
Track chartsRV Clione CLI11B/86 cruise track — trk3258.html RV Clione CLI11B/86 cruise track — trk3258a.html
Biology and fisheries 
PhytoplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 20
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of samples = 20
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 79
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 8