RV Corella 1/67
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||RV Corella (74CX)|
|Cruise period||1967-04-20 — 1967-05-25|
|Port of departure||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lowestoft, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To practice trawling with the simplest bottom trawl, the V-D modified and bobbin-rigged bottom trawl, the Dutch herring trawl, and the Engel pelagic trawl with Suberkrub otter boards; to determine the best rig for ease of handling each trawl; and to make a first assessment of trawling performance using one or both engines.
2. To learn how to operate the purse-seine from this ship.
3. To make hydrographic trials and develop current meter handling procedure.
4. To test tin tow net handling arrangements and methods.
|Chief scientist||A R Margetts (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.65 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 50|
Description: A number of brill were tagged in the 3rd part of the cruise.
|Gear research||Quantity: number of hauls = 8|
Description: Trials with the otter trawl were made during the 2nd part of the cruise. The trawl fished well.
|Gear research||Description: Tests of the 800 mesh Engal trawl took place during the 4th part of the cruise. No. of trails not noted.|
|Gear research||Description: Trials of the purse-seine nets took place druuing the 1st part of the cruise. No. of hauls not noted.|
|Gear research||Quantity: number of hauls = 7|
Description: A number of gear handling trials took place in the 3rd part of the cruise.