MFV Aspire Feb1990
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||MFV Aspire (74KN)|
|Cruise period||1990-02-12 — 1990-02-16|
|Port of departure||Inverness, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Inverness, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To carry out an echo-sounder survey of the Inner Moray Firth, the Beauly, Inverness and Cromarty Firths in order to investigate the occurrence and distribution of pelagic fish shoals.
2. To sample suitable echo-traces using a pelagic trawl.
3. To observe the seal and seabird populations within the survey area.
4. To obtain live fish for experiments currently being carried out at the laboratory.
|Chief scientist||William S MacDonald (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.11 MB)|
|Specific||Inner Moray Firth|
|Track charts||(0.02 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Birds||Description: Seabird observations|
|Mammals and reptiles||Description: Seals counted on two occasions.|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 11|
Description: identifying echo-traces
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 30|
Description: live whiting retained for experiments back at the laboratory.
|Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.||Description: echo-sounder survey to investigate the occurrence and distribution of pelagic fish shoals.|