FRV Alba Na Mara 0513A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0513A
Cruise period2013-04-25 — 2013-05-13
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

The work carried out during this survey will inform the PICMATOP research project that examines the effects of climate change on forage fish dynamics. Sandeel larvae collected will be aged and the data used to perform a larval survival analysis. Pelagic and demersal fish surveys along with bird surveys are carried out under PICMATOP to examine trophic relationships in the marine ecosystem.
Chief scientistPhilip Boulcott (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0513A cruise programme 0513a.pdf  (1.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificEast coast of Scotland; Firth of Forth.