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FRV Alba Na Mara 0211A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0211A
Cruise period2011-01-31 — 2011-02-14
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks around Shetland.
2. To collect information on by-catches of other commercial fish and shellfish species.
3. To collect biological data on scallop growth rates.

Procedure

Scallop dredge hauls will be made at sites used on previous surveys. Hauls will be of 30 minutes duration. From each haul, all the catch will be measured to the 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 measurements will be taken.

Normal contacts will be maintained with the Laboratory.
Chief scientistJohn Turriff (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectMF01ta
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 0211A cruise track — 0211atrk.pdf (00 MB)