Cruise inventory

RV Corella 1/67

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Corella (74CX)
Cruise identifier1/67
Cruise period1967-04-20 — 1967-05-25
Port of departureLowestoft, United Kingdom
Port of returnLowestoft, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 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 scientistA R Margetts (Ministry of Agriculture, Fisheries and Food Lowestoft Fisheries Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Corella 1/67 cruise report corella01_67.pdf — access key 'C' (0.65 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of specimens = 50
Description: A number of brill were tagged in the 3rd part of the cruise.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 8
Description: Trials with the otter trawl were made during the 2nd part of the cruise. The trawl fished well.
Gear researchDescription: Tests of the 800 mesh Engal trawl took place during the 4th part of the cruise. No. of trails not noted.
Gear researchDescription: Trials of the purse-seine nets took place druuing the 1st part of the cruise. No. of hauls not noted.
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: A number of gear handling trials took place in the 3rd part of the cruise.