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Ocean Trust 3501H

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Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Ocean Trust (7408)
Cruise identifier3501H
Cruise period2002-01-31 — 2002-02-09
StatusCompleted
Port of departureInverness, United Kingdom
Port of returnInverness, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesJoint cruise with Carolisa.

To undertake a sprat trawling survey in the Moray Firth area 57° 30 - 58° N and 4 - 2° W (from Inverness east to Fraserburgh and north to the Dornoch Firth):
1. To determine the distribution and relative composition of 'sprat shoals' encountered during the survey.
2. An age key is to be collected for sprat and herring.
Chief scientistFinlay Burns (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectIndustry/FRS partnership
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportOcean Trust 3501H cruise report carolisaandocean_trust_3501h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth area (from Inverness east to Fraserburgh and north to the Dornoch Firth)
Track chartsOcean Trust 3501H cruise track — 3501htrk.pdf (00 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 9
Description: Samples of Herring/Sprat collected. Measurements taken as well as sex,maturity, and otoliths also taken for age analysis back at FRS.