FRV Clupea 0885C
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Clupea (74CU)|
|Cruise period||1985-07-10 — 1985-07-25|
|Port of departure||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To determine trawl catch rates and Nephrops size and sex composition on grounds in the Moray Firth and North Minch.
2. To obtain underwater television and photographic records of Nephrops burrows in the same areas.
3. To study variations in Nephrops catch at different times of the day/night.
4. To study Nephrops distribution and population parameters in relation to sediment characteristics.
|Chief scientist||Colin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.12 MB)|
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
|Specific||Moray Firth/ North Minch|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Crustaceans||Quantity: number of hauls = 31|
Description: using a small mesh trawl, of which 24 were carried out to study day/night variations in Nephrops catches.
|Geology and geophysics|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of stations = 13|
Description: 15 hours of video recording and over 500 photographs of the sea bed were taken using a camera sledge.