FRV Clupea 1497C
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Clupea (74CU)|
|Cruise period||1997-08-20 — 1997-09-04|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Firth of Clyde and South Minches using underwater cameras. (If time permits stations in the North Minch will be sampled).
2. To collect sediment samples at each station.
3. To use trawl caught samples of Nephrops to examine biological features at different sites throughout the survey areas and to collect samples for genetic analysis.
4. The TV survey will also be used to collect data on other potential commercial species.
|Chief scientist||James A M Kinnear (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.16 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||Firth of Clyde, South Minch|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Crustaceans||Description: Trawl hauls of 30 minutes duration using 50mm prawn trawl for nephrops.|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: Sediment samples taken for particle size analysis using a Day grab.|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of image series = 91|
Description: television sledge runs, each of 10 minutes duration.