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FRV Alba Na Mara 0411A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0411A
Cruise period2011-04-04 — 2011-04-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West Coast of Scotland.
2. To collect information on by-catch of other commercial fish and shellfish species.
3. To collect biological data on scallop ring measurements.

Procedure

Scallop dredge hauls will be made at sites used on previous surveys and other known commercial grounds as shown Figure 1. 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 measurements shall be taken.

Normal contacts will be maintained with the Laboratory
Chief scientistJohn Turriff (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectMF01TA
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificCommercial fishing grounds off the West Coast of Scotland.
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 0411A cruise track — 0411atrk.pdf (00 MB) 
Data held at BODC 
Series/Profiles 
3  Acoustic doppler current profiler

BODC idDate/TimeLocationDoc.
11669502011-04-18 15:47  — 2011-07-27 13:47 56° 43' 56" N  5° 14' 59" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1166950
11669742011-04-19 11:41  — 2011-05-16 11:51 56° 38' 6" N  5° 25' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1166974
11669862011-04-19 11:41  — 2011-05-16 11:51 56° 38' 6" N  5° 25' 30" W  View metadata report for BODC series reference number 1166986