Cruise summary report
|Cruise period||1997-06-09 — 1997-06-20|
|Port of departure||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Aberdeen, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Fladen Ground using underwater television. If time permits the survey will be extended to include the Moray Firth.
2. To collect samples of the sediment at each TV station.
3. To make use of the TV survey to estimate the densities of whelks and other shellfish species of potential commercial imporance.
4. To collect samples of Nephrops from fishing boats operating in the area in order to examine biological features at different sites throughout the survey areas and to collect samples for genetic analysis.
5. To sample Nephrops larvae at sites across the Fladen Ground using a Methot Net.
|Chief scientist||Nick Bailey (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|