FRV Clupea 1005C
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Clupea (74CU)|
|Cruise period||2005-07-15 — 2005-07-29|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||Adrian Weetman (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.05 MB)|
|Specific||Firth of Forth; Moray Firth|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of samples = 5|
Description: 0-group cod collected
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: 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 photography||Quantity: number of stations = 105|
Description: 57 TV stations in the Firth of Forth and 48 in the Moray Firth
|Bottom photography||Quantity: number of images = 26|
Description: Still images using a Hassleblad camera were taken