FRV Clupea 1379C
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Clupea (74CU)|
|Cruise period||1979-10-23 — 1979-11-02|
|Port of departure||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||F Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.33 MB)|
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
|Specific||West Coast, Moray Firth|
|Track charts||(0.25 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: sample kilograms = 950|
Description: Fish caught in hauls. Predominant species being whiting and haddock. Some herring and sprat also caught
|Crustaceans||Quantity: 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
|Crustaceans||Quantity: 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