Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 1497C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1497C
Cruise period1997-08-20 — 1997-09-04
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 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 scientistJames A M Kinnear (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1497C cruise report cl14_97.pdf — access key 'C' (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFirth of Clyde, South Minch
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: Trawl hauls of 30 minutes duration using 50mm prawn trawl for nephrops.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Sediment samples taken for particle size analysis using a Day grab.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of image series = 91
Description: television sledge runs, each of 10 minutes duration.