Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI14/86

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI14/86
Cruise period1986-12-01 — 1986-12-19
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an acoustic and fishing survey for pelagic species in the Western Channel with particular emphasis on sprat in Lyme Bay and mackerel in the 'Mackerel Box' region. Acoustic integration will be carried out using the DAFS towed body and QMII/QD Simrad integrator systems.
2. To identify and obtain samples of pelagic fish using an 800 mesh Engel trawl for biological sampling and fish identification courses.
3. To carry out mesh selection studies on mackerel using a square mesh sleeve and cover with the pelagic trawl.
4. To obtain and freeze bags of sprat and other small fish for fish food (requested by P Scholes).
Chief scientistP O Johnson (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI14/86 cruise report clione14_86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Bay of Biscay
SpecificW. English Channel
Track chartsRV Clione CLI14/86 cruise track — trk3263.html
Physical oceanography 
Other physical oceanographic measurementsQuantity: track kilometres = 1750.14
Description: records over acoustic stations
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 7