Cruise summary report
|Cruise period||1984-04-16 — 1984-04-20|
|Port of departure||Gairloch, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Gairloch, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To obtain ripe herring eggs
2. To investigate the distribution of herring off Melvaig and collect biological samples.
|Chief scientist||Mike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.11 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Subsurface temperature and salinity measurements||Description: At the Hydrographic/Plankton stations salinity and temperature samples were collected. No. of samples not noted.|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 12|
Description: A number of trawls were made with the Nephrops trawl fitted with a codend. However only 4 hauls provided a good catch of herring.
|Demersal fish||Description: Otoliths were collected from a number of demersal species. Eggs were also collected for analysis. No. of samples not noted.|