Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||Aquila (74GC)|
|Cruise period||1985-05-20 — 1985-06-07|
|Port of departure||Lerwick, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lerwick, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To tag sandeels at Shetland.
2. To collect biological and environmental data on sandeels and on sandeel fishing grounds.
3. To study diurnal and tidal effects on the availability and distribution of sandeels.
|Chief scientist||J A Gauld (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.10 MB)|
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||Inshore fishing grounds around Shetland|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements||Description: Environmental investigations took place during the cruise. No. of samples not noted.|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of specimens = 6254|
Description: Over 16 fishing grounds Ammodytes marinus were tagged and released.
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: activity duration in hours = .5|
Description: 5 grounds yielded over 1 tonne of Ammodytes marinus.