Cruise inventory

Osprey III 0404H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameOsprey III
Cruise identifier0404H
Cruise period2004-09-20 — 2004-10-13
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMacduff, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. 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 scientistRobert J Kynoch (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportOsprey III 0404H cruise report 0404h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Specificoff Buckie
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: 6 miles north of Macduff selectivity trials were carried out. No. of trails not noted.
CrustaceansDescription: 6 miles north of Macduff selectivity trials were carried out. No. of trails not noted.
Gear researchDescription: Gear performance trials took place during the cruise. No. of trials not noted.