RV Corystes COR10/03

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR10/03
Cruise period2003-07-26 — 2003-08-08
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo undertake a beam trawl survey in the southern North Sea and eastern Channel as part of an ICES co-ordinated research programme:
1. To obtain fisheries independent data on the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species.
2. To collect biological data, including maturity and weight at age, of commercial species.
3. To derive age compositions of commercial flatfish, whilst at sea, for use in stock assessment.
4. To carry out sampling to satisfy the requirements of the EU data regulations.
5. To identify the epibenthos by-catch taken in the 4-metre beam trawl.
6. To carry out detailed survey of sole distribution in selected areas of VIId and Ivc.
Chief scientistJohn Dann (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Corystes COR10/03 cruise programme cory10_03.pdf  (0.05 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR10/03 cruise report cory10_03.pdf (0.17 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Track chartsRV Corystes COR10/03 cruise track — cory10_03atrk.pdf (0.08 MB)  RV Corystes COR10/03 cruise track — cory10_03btrk.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 106
Description: SD204 mini CTD fitted to trawl.
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of stations = 106
Description: 4m beam trawl.