RV Corystes CORY 2/05

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corystes (74RY)
Cruise identifierCORY 2/05
Cruise period2005-07-22 — 2005-08-09
Port of departureBelfast, United Kingdom
Port of returnWeymouth, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo undertake a beam trawl survey in the southern North Sea and eastern Channel as part of an ICES co-ordinated research program to:
(i) obtain fisheries independent data on the distribution and abundance of commercial flatfish species.
(ii) collect biological data, including maturity and weight at age, of commercial species.
(iii) derive age compositions of commercial flatfish, whilst at sea, for use in stock assessment.
(iv) carry out sampling to satisfy the requirements of the EU data regulations.
(v) identify the epibenthos by-catch taken in the 4-metre beam trawl and to quantify 12 species as agreed at the International Beam trawl Study Group.
(vi) carry out detailed survey of sole distribution in selected areas of VIId and IVc.
(vii) collect otoliths from "0" group flatfish for micro milling experiments.
(viii) carry out survey work for Dave Limpenny on contract C2282 EEC Habitat Mapping project.
Chief scientistJohn Dann (Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science Lowestoft Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Corystes CORY 2/05 cruise programme cory02_05.pdf  (0.01 MB) 
Cruise reportRV Corystes CORY 2/05 cruise report cory02_05.pdf (0.18 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralEnglish Channel
North Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 85
Description: A number of hauls were completed during the cruise.
Demersal fishDescription: Live and frozen flounders were collected for John Thain. No. of specimens not noted.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 50
Description: A number of juvenile plaice were collected for otolith micro-milling analysis.
Demersal fishDescription: Juvenile sole caught during the cruise. No. of catches not noted.