Cruise inventory

RV Clione CLI15/87

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Clione (74CN)
Cruise identifierCLI15/87
Cruise period1987-12-02 — 1987-12-22
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the migration of plaice moving to and from their spawning grounds in the eastern English Channel in relation to maturity stage, day/night and tide.
2. To collect herring samples for fecundity and age/length determination.
3. To collect cod gonads and blood samples for genetic analysis at Birmingham University.
4. To collect live plaice for experimental laboratory studies.
Chief scientistGeoffrey P Arnold (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Clione CLI15/87 cruise report clione15_87.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSouth Falls/ Dover Strait
Track chartsRV Clione CLI15/87 cruise track — trk3395.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 55
Description: worked using midwater trawl, each trawl lasting for three hours.