Cruise inventory

MFV Heather Sprig 1896H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Heather Sprig (74KY)
Cruise identifier1896H
Cruise period1996-07-29 — 1996-08-23
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGairloch, United Kingdom
Port of returnLochinver, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo assess the damage to, and survival rates of: a) Nephrops; and b) commercial species of fish with respect to length, age and mesh size after escaping from a typical 500/600 hp dual purpose fish/prawn trawl.

To measure the selectivity characteristics of each "test" cod-end using hoop-supported covers.
Chief scientistG I Sangster (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectEC FAIR
Cruise reportMFV Heather Sprig 1896H cruise report heather_sprig_1896h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificBetween Gairloch and Inner Sound
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: Hauls to obtain data on fish species and Nephrops took place in the Inner Sound. No. of hauls not noted.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: More Nephrops were trawled, collected and transferred for experiments. There were change overs of the nets. No. of hauls not specified.
CrustaceansDescription: Hauls to obtain data on fish species and Nephrops took place in the Inner Sound. No. of hauls not noted.
Gear researchDescription: On the first few days shallow and deepwater trials with the new acoustic system took place. No. of trials not noted.