Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 1379C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1379C
Cruise period1979-10-23 — 1979-11-02
StatusCompleted
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To study the abundance and distribution of squid species on the west coast and to obtain data on mesh selectivity.
2. To study the populations of Nephrops and Dichelopandalus bonnieri.
3. To make photographic studies of the behaviour of D. bonnieri.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1379C cruise report cl13_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.33 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificWest Coast, Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1379C cruise track — cl13_79track.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: sample kilograms = 950
Description: Fish caught in hauls. Predominant species being whiting and haddock. Some herring and sprat also caught
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 235
Description: All Nephrops under 20mm carapace length were removed from the catches and measured separately. 98 males and 137 females were caught
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Description: 1-hour hauls made catching 53kg of Nephrops. 11 kg of Nephrops were sexed and measured to provide a length frequency analysis. All Nephrops under 20mm carapace length were removed from the catches and measured separately