FRV Alba Na Mara 0208A Part 1
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)|
|Cruise identifier||0208A Part 1|
|Cruise period||2008-04-24 — 2008-05-03|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Mallaig, United Kingdom|
1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West of Scotland.
2. To collect information on by catches of commercial fish and shellfish species.
3. To collect biological data on scallop growth rates.
The scientific staff joined FRV Alba Na Mara at 0945 hours on 24 April and set sail soon afterwards for Loch Eribol, arriving at 0030 next morning. At 0700 the vessel made for Loch Ewe where sampling began. No fishing took place on 26 April due to SW gales but the time was used to try new methods for safely adjusting the gear. The survey resumed next morning at Longa and continued until the vessel entered Mallaig harbour on the evening of 2 May for half landing. Staff changes took place in Mallaig on evening of 3 May.
|Chief scientist||Trevor R W Howell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.64 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||North and South Minches|
|Track charts||(00 MB)|