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FRV Alba Na Mara 0212A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0212A
Cruise period2012-01-23 — 2012-02-06
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 and meat yields.

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 and meat weight measurements will be taken.
Chief scientistJohn Turriff (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectSU02NS
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland Isles
Track chartsFRV Alba Na Mara 0212A cruise track — 0212atrk.pdf (00 MB)