Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 1479C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1479C
Cruise period1979-11-05 — 1979-11-29
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To survey the distribution and abundance of young herring and sprats in the Clyde with an echosounder and a mid-water trawl.
2. To investigate the biological composition of young herring in the Clyde.
3. To investigate the residue burden of organic pollutants in herring and sea water samples and bottom sediments.

A number of herring samples were worked up racially and otolith requirements for most of the length range were met. A number of ovaries were fixed and returned to the laboratory for further examination. Samples for pesticide analysis were collected from all programmed areas, and from at least three different year-classes o herring, as well as from several other species.
Chief scientistMartin Walsh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1479C cruise report cl14_79.pdf — access key 'C' (0.64 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificIrvine Bay, Arran, outer Clyde
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of stations = 26
Description: Herring were taken at 26 of the 28 fixed stations during the survey with an average catch rate of 362 per 1-hour haul