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FRV Alba Na Mara 1310A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier1310A
Cruise period2010-10-13 — 2010-10-19
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To undertake sampling of flounder in St Andrews Bay, the Firth of Forth and from the upper Forth (Alloa) in support of the integrated assessment of biomarker monitoring programme and for the CSEMP.
2. To collect sediment at these sites for organic and inorganic chemical analyses and supporting determinands.
3. To determine PAH metabolites in bile from these fish, if time allows.

Procedure

Loading of scientific gear will take place on 8 October. Alba na Mara will sail south to St Andrews Bay and the Firth of Forth after departure from Fraserburgh on 13 October. During this survey, flounder, and sediments from trawl tracks, will be sampled from St Andrews Bay, Firth of Forth at Blackness and Upper Forth from Alloa (fish to be collected by Stirling University and delivered to Alba na Mara at an agreed location; Rosyth has been used previously).
On completion of this survey, Alba na Mara will return to Fraserburgh where samples will be transferred to the ML Aberdeen. Scientific gear will remain aboard for the cruise 1410A.

General Arrangements

Liquid nitrogen and other chemicals will be carried abroad for the preservation and storage of biological material.
Normal contacts will be maintained with the Laboratory.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectAE11101 (AE11p)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSt Andrews Bay, Firth of Forth, upper Forth (Alloa)
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 1310A cruise track — 1310atrk.pdf (00 MB)