Osprey III 0404H
Cruise summary report
|Ship name||Osprey III|
|Cruise period||2004-09-20 — 2004-10-13|
|Port of departure||Macduff, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To measure the selectivity of an 80 mm Nephrops trawl rigged with a 160 mm diamond mesh headline panel, 90 mm square mesh panel and 80 mm (nominal) diamond mesh codend using the twin trawl technique.
2. As objective 1 but with a 94 mm (nominal) diamond mesh codend.
3. To measure the effect on whitefish selectivity by extending the length of the headline panel from 15 to 30 meshes.
|Chief scientist||Robert J Kynoch (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.10 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Description: 6 miles north of Macduff selectivity trials were carried out. No. of trails not noted.|
|Crustaceans||Description: 6 miles north of Macduff selectivity trials were carried out. No. of trails not noted.|
|Gear research||Description: Gear performance trials took place during the cruise. No. of trials not noted.|