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FRV Alba Na Mara 0810A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0810A
Cruise period2010-06-25 — 2010-07-14
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks in the North Sea.

2. To collect information on by-catches of other commercial fish and shellfish species.

3. To collect biological data on scallop ring measurements.


Scallop dredge hauls will be made at sites used on previous surveys, as shown on the attached map, or other known commercial grounds. Hauls will be of 30 minutes duration. From each haul, all the catch will be measured to half centimetre below and a representative sample will be aged. Numbers and size distribution of commercial fish and shellfish species will be recorded. From selected sites, scallop ring height and length measurements will be taken.

Normal contacts will be maintained with the laboratory.
Chief scientistJohn Turriff (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Trevor R W Howell (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0810A cruise programme 0810a.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth, East coast of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 0810A cruise track — 0810atrk.pdf (0.08 MB)