Cruise inventory

Audacious 2001H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Audacious (74J1)
Cruise identifier2001H
Cruise period2001-09-18 — 2001-09-27
StatusCompleted
Port of departureLochinver, United Kingdom
Port of returnLochinver, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To map the relative population density of L piscatorius using trawl positions from the 2000 Rockall charter.
2. To sample monkfish for length, total weight, gutted weight, liver weight, gonad weight, sex, maturity and age.
3. To further explore areas on the plateau primarily looking for mature female L piscatorius.
4. To collect samples of coral Lophelia pertusa for radiocarbon dating.
Chief scientistKevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportAudacious 2001H cruise report audacious_2001h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.25 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificRockall Plateau, N E Atlantic
Track chartsAudacious 2001H cruise track — audacious_2001htrack.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: 31 hauls of three hours duration targetting monkfish grounds at various depths. 1531 L. Piscatoris scored for length, sex, maturity, total weight, gutted weight, age and liver weight.
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: 31 hauls of three hours duration targetting monkfish grounds at various depths. 1531 L. Piscatoris scored for length, sex, maturity, total weight, gutted weight, age and liver weight.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: 4
Description: Samples of Lophelia Perhusa frozen and returned for carbon dating.