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FRV Clupea 1107C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1107C
Cruise period2007-08-11 — 2007-08-24
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To determine the distribution and relative abundance of sandeel on inshore fishing grounds around the Shetland Isles and Fair Isle. With particular emphasis on both Ammodytes marinus and Gymnammodytes semisquamatus.

2. To obtain a length frequency and additional biological parameters for all Angler fish (L.piscatorius, L. budegassa), caught on Shetland inshore waters during the survey.


Scientific staff joined Clupea in Fraserburgh at 1030 on Friday 10 August. Clupea sailed from Fraserburgh at 1200 hours and made way for Fair Isle, where the vessel anchored at 0130 on the morning of 11 August. Fishing began and the survey commenced at 0705 at the West Fair Isle grounds on the morning of 11 August. The survey continued up and around the Shetland Isles and Foula. Due to adverse weather, some original stations in the West had to be done after the repeated stations in the East were completed in order to maximize the working time of the boat and crew. No gear related difficulties arose during the cruise.

Clupea completed the last survey station on the evening of 21 August at Fair Isle, anchoring overnight before making for Fraserburgh the following morning, finally berthing at Fraserburgh on the evening of 22 August.

All survey gear was unloaded and scientific staff disembarked and returned to FRS on the morning of 23 August.
Chief scientistRobert Watret (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise programmeFRV Clupea 1107C cruise programme 1107c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.01 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1107C cruise report 1107c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland Isles and Fair Isle
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1107C cruise track — 1107ctrk.pdf (0.05 MB)