RV Corystes COR10A/97
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||1997-09-15 — 1997-10-06|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Liverpool, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out beam-trawl surveys of groundfish in the Irish Sea, Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea.
2. To collect data on maturity and weight-at-age of sole, plaice and lemon sole.
3. To determine the distribution and abundance of juvenile and adult sole and plaice.
4. To quantify the seabed sediments and epibenthos using the ROXANN acoustic seabed discrimination system and trawl by-catch.
5. To collect surface sea water samples for processing on return to Lowestoft for the analysis of Cs radionuclides.
|Chief scientist||Martin R Vince (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.20 MB)|
|General||Irish Sea and St. George's Channel|
|Specific||Irish Sea, Bristol Channel and Celtic Sea|
|Track charts||(0.03 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of stations = 110|
Description: out of 121 towed using the 4m beam trawl. The remained were not completed due to a lack of time.