RV Corystes COR6/04

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCOR6/04
Cruise period2004-06-01 — 2004-06-14
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey of scallops (Pecten maximus) in an area of the western English Channel (VIIe) to quantify sampling and spatial variability of scallop size and age structures in dredge catches.
2. To characterise sediment types at scallop survey stations using a remote acoustic seabed discrimination system (QTC).
3. To collect data on fish by-catch and epibenthos in scallop dredges.
4. To collect a sample of undersized scallops from the eastern English Channel (VIIe) for maturity studies.
5. To collect samples of crab (Cancer pagurus) larvae from the eastern and western English Channel for genetic analysis.
Chief scientistMichael C Bell (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Corystes COR6/04 cruise programme cory6_04.pdf  (0.17 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Corystes COR6/04 cruise report co06_04.pdf (0.35 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
Specificwestern English Channel
Track chartsRV Corystes COR6/04 cruise track — cory6_04trk.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
ZooplanktonQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: In the Dover Straits a 30 minute tow took place as part of a Plankton Survey.
ZooplanktonDescription: Off Land's End further plankton samples were collected. No. of samples not noted.
MolluscsDescription: Scallop sampling took place during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeDescription: Scallop sampling took place during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.