Cruise summary report
|Cruise period||2001-01-31 — 2001-02-13|
|Port of departure||Peterhead, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Peterhead, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Work carried out alongside Illustrious (PD 243)
1. To carry out commercial gear handling trials with centrally hinged polyamide grids (Eurogirds).
2. To obtain selectivity estimates for whitefish grids with 25mm, 30mm and 35mm bar spacing and 100mm cod-ends.
3. To obtain videofilm of deck handling procedures
The vessels entered Lerwick to change gear on the 2 February, bad weather kept them there till the 5 February, when work was resumed on the Forty Mile ground.
|Chief scientist||R Derek Galbraith (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.11 MB)|
|Specific||Bressay Grounds, Fair Isle Grounds, Forty Mile Ground|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Gear research||Quantity: number of hauls = 27|
Description: 30 valid hauls from both vessels from both vessels were taken in from all Cases.
|Geology and geophysics|
|Bottom photography||Quantity: activity duration in hours = 1|
Description: Over 1 hour of video material featuring deck shots of the vessels handling fishing gear was obtained, together with numerous still photographs.