FRV Alba Na Mara 0612A
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise period||2012-04-07 — 2012-04-24|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Ullapool, United Kingdom|
1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks in 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.
4. To collect scallop meat weight biological data.
Scallop dredge hauls will be made at sites used on previous surveys and 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 measurements shall be taken along with scallop meat weight information.
Normal contacts will be maintained with the laboratory.
|Chief scientist||John Turriff (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|