Cruise inventory

Aries

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameAries
Cruise period1985-08-11 — 1985-08-31
StatusCompleted
Port of departureGairloch, United Kingdom
Port of returnGairloch, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To catch escaping fish from codends using diving techniques and hold them in underwater cages to assess the survival rate.
2. To follow fish located by echosounder and observe their reactions at the approach of the trawl gear.
3. To compare the sandclouds between two trawl boards one of which was fitted with a spoiler.
4. To observe and film an experimental gill net fitted with very prominent netting at the headline.
Chief scientistJohn Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportAries  cruise report aries_aug85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLonga Island and Melvaig Staffen Bay, Skye
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of deployments = 2
Description: Cages were deployed at the end of the Melvaig tow. The fish were examined daily, but due to a storm a large number of fish lost.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: An echosounder survey was carried out during the cruise, but provided no fish marks. Dives where then initiated and sandeels and haddock were discovered.
Gear researchQuantity: number of experiments = 1
Description: An experimental grill net was observed whilst being trawled.
Gear researchQuantity: number of experiments = 2
Description: Two trawl boards were trialed to compare the sandclouds produced.
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingQuantity: number of surveys = 1
Description: An echosounder survey was carried out during the cruise, but provided no fish marks. Dives where then initiated and sandeels and haddock were discovered.