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FRV Clupea 1005C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1005C
Cruise period2005-07-15 — 2005-07-29
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Firth of Forth and Moray Firth using underwater cameras.
2. To collect sediment samples at each station.
3. To use trawl caught samples of Nephrops to examine biological features at different sites throughout the survey areas.
4. The TV survey will also be used to collect data on other benthic fauna.

Sediment samples were collected at all suitable sites. Video recordings of Nephrops burrow densities have been verified.
Chief scientistAdrian Weetman (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Clupea 1005C cruise programme 1005c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.02 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1005C cruise report 1005c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth; Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1005C cruise track — 1005ctrack.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of samples = 5
Description: 0-group cod collected
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of deployments = 8
Description: 3 Fishing tows in the Firth of Forth and 5 tows in the Moray Firth. Sledge mounted mini-Day Grab used
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of images = 26
Description: Still images using a Hassleblad camera were taken
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 105
Description: 57 TV stations in the Firth of Forth and 48 in the Moray Firth