FRV Clupea 0284C
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Clupea (74CU)|
|Cruise period||1984-02-09 — 1984-02-23|
|Port of departure||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Greenock, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To examine the fishing performance of PT163 and PT154 in shallow and confined areas in relation to catching adult herring.
2. To carry out a series of larval surveys on Ballantree Bank and in adjacent areas in order to estimate larval production from these spawning grounds.
3. To carry out echointegration surveys of the South Arran and Ballantrae Bank areas in an attempt to quantify spawning aggregations of herring in these areas.
4. To collect herring gonads in Gibson's fluid for fecundity analysis, to collect mature herring for morphometric analysis and to collect herring larvae and store them in liquid nitrogen for genetic analysis.
|Chief scientist||John A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.11 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||Ballantrae Bank and South Arran|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.|
|Gear research||Description: Assessing the performance of two pelagic trawls when catching herring.|