RV Corystes COR7/01
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corystes (74RY)|
|Cruise period||2001-07-25 — 2001-08-08|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To undertake a beam trawl survey in the southern North Sea and eastern Channel as part of an international programme 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 biological data including maturity and weight at age of commercial flatfish and non-commercial fish by-catch.
3. To collect samples of dab and whiting tissue for nitrogen stable isotope analysis.
4. To carry out a detailed survey of sole distribution in selected areas of VIId.
|Chief scientist||Brian F M Harley (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.05 MB)|
|Specific||South-east English coast - inshore waters. Baie de seine and coastal waters to Thames Estuary|
|Track charts||(0.04 MB)|
|Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements||Quantity: number of profiles = 109|
Description: A mini-CTD pod was attached to the 4m beam trawl and temperature and salinity were recorded at each station
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of stations = 109|
Description: 4 metre beam trawl stations. Length, weight of all fish species caught. Length, weight, age and maturity of all biological samples taken.