Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 0203C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0203C
Cruise period2003-02-03 — 2003-02-17
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To identify significant concentrations of spawning cod in inshore areas from the Moray Firth to Shetland.
2. To tag spawning cod for investigations of their movements. Tagging will involve both conventional and data storage tags.
3. To collect samples of cod, haddock and whiting for analysis of reproductive development, genetics and otolith chemistry.
Chief scientistIain M Gibb (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0203C cruise report cl02_03.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth to Shetland
Measurements 
Physical oceanography 
Subsurface temperature and salinity measurementsQuantity: number of deployments = 32
Description: Minilogger deployed on trawl (temperature and depth only)
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 326
Description: Whiting (Total length, total & gutted weights, otoliths and skin tissue) from 32 BT158 trawls (modified to include liner).
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 350
Description: Cod (Total length, total & gutted weights, otoliths, fin and gill tissue) from 32 BT158 trawls (modified to include liner).
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 360
Description: Haddock (Total length, total & gutted weights, otoliths and skin tissue) from 32 BT158 trawls (modified to include liner).
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 160
Description: Tagged cod releases: N=125 DST releases, N=35 External tag only