Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 0477C_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0477C_1
Cruise period1977-03-14 — 1977-04-08
Port of departureLerwick, United Kingdom
Port of returnTroon, United Kingdom
Objectives4A CP 77

1. To carry out pelagic and bottom trawling in the area of Ballantrae Bank to obtain samples of herring.
2. To collect herring gonads for rearing experiments.
3. To carry out intensive surveys over Ballantrae Bank and around Corsewall Point to estimate the production of herring larvae.
4. To carry out surveys over the whole Clyde area to estimate drift, growth and mortality of herring larvae.
5. To make observations on the position of scallop dredgers operating in the area of known herring spawning grounds.
Chief scientistDavid W McKay (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0477C_1 cruise report cl4a_77.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificBallantrae Bank, Clyde
Biology and fisheries 
Eggs and larvaeQuantity: number of surveys = 7
Description: 7 off Ballantrae Bank, 2 around Corserwall Point and 1 off the South of Arran for herring larvae estimation. Sprats, whiting and herring were caught
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 3
Description: Using a bottom trawl. Herring caught