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MFV Heather Sprig 0398H

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Heather Sprig (74KY)
Cruise identifier0398H
Cruise period1998-07-26 — 1998-08-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To assess the damage to, and survival rates of haddock and whiting after escaping from a typical 500HP hopper trawl with respect to length, age, trawling duration (viz one, two and three hours) and "cover exposure" duration (ie the time the fish are subjected to swimming activity inside the small mesh cover after cod-end escape).
2. To measure the selectivity characteristics of the "test" cod-end using hoop-supported covers.
Chief scientistG I Sangster (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectEC FAIR
Cruise reportMFV Heather Sprig 0398H cruise report heather_sprig_0398h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificInner Sound/North Minch
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: recorded to assess the damage to, and the survival rates of haddock and whiting after escaping from a typical 500 HP hopper trawl.