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MFV Heather Sprig 1097H

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Heather Sprig (74KY)
Cruise identifier1097H
Cruise period1997-07-28 — 1997-08-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGairloch, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1) To assess the damage to, and survival rates of a) Nephrops b) commercial species of fish with repect to length, age, and mesh size after escaping from a typical 500/600 hp dual purpose fish.prawn trawl
2) To measure the selectivity characteristics of each ''test'' cod-end using hoop-supported covers
Chief scientistG I Sangster (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectEC FAIR
Cruise reportMFV Heather Sprig 1097H cruise report heather_sprig_1097h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificInner Sound, North Minch, Longa Island cage site area
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of deployments = 35
Description: cubic metre cages on the seabed were used for the fish survival experiments
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 33
Description: 13 rejected due to damage, fasteners or acoustic release failures. Selectivity estimates for haddock, whiting and nephrops to be obtained
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 33
Description: 13 rejected due to damage, fasteners or acoustic release failures. Selectivity estimates for haddock, whiting and nephrops to be obtained
CrustaceansQuantity: number of deployments = 35
Description: cubic metre cages on the seabed were used for the fish survival experiments