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RV Corystes COR10/96

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR10/96
Cruise period1996-07-31 — 1996-08-16
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To undertake a beam trawl survey as part of an international programme in the North Sea and Channel to i) obtain fisheries independent data on the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species, and ii) derive age compositions of sole and plaice for use in the assessment of stock size.
2. To collect additional biological data on non-commercial fish by-catch, and on commercially important non-quota species, especially turbot, brill and cuttlefish, to improve our knowledge of these poorly studied species.
3. To quantify the seabed sediments and epibenthos using both photographic and trawl by-catch data, and also the ROXANN acoustic seabed discrimination system, in order to describe the association between the distribution and abundance of invertebrate by-catch, and the substrate type. These data will enable us to more accurately assess the impact of towed gears on invertebrate populations.
Chief scientistStuart Ian Rogers (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
ProjectInternational Beam/Bottom Trawl Survey
Coordinating bodyICES
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR10/96 cruise report co10_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
SpecificNorth Sea, English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR10/96 cruise track — trk4235.html
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 115
Description: groundfish survey with 4m beam trawl