Cruise inventory

RV Corystes COR9/89

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR9/89
Cruise period1989-08-16 — 1989-08-28
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To measure the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species by means of a beam trawl survey as part of an ICES coordinated programme covering Divisions IV a-c and VIId.
2. To produce comparative gear efficiency indices between the standard 4m DFR beam trawl and the 8m beam trawl used by the Belgians and Netherlands Fisheries Institutes, on the joint survey. These trials were cancelled due to gale force winds.
3. To collect additional biological data on sole, plaice, dab, turbot and brill.
4. Late additions to aims included the collection of live and frozen samples of fish and water samples - see results.
Chief scientistJohn D Riley (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR9/89 cruise report co9_89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
SpecificE. English Channel, S. North Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR9/89 cruise track — trk3518.html
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 63
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 65
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 71