FRV Alba Na Mara 0119A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0119A
Cruise period2019-01-05 — 2019-01-21
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To calibrate the acoustic seabed imaging system RoxAnn.
2. To obtain video footage from Nephrops grounds using adjustable lasers mounted on the TV sledge in able to estimate Nephrops burrow entrance size.
3. To compare two different methodologies to establish Nephrops burrow abundance (using the sledge and drop frame UWTV systems).
4. To monitor burrow reconstruction following trawl activity.
5. To trial the high definition camera.
6. To observe burrowing fauna on Nephrops grounds using the static camera frame.
7. To use the video footage to record occurrence of other benthic fauna and evidence of commercial trawling activity.
8. To collect trawl caught samples of Nephrops for comparison of reproductive condition and morphometrics.
9. To record and collect any trawl caught marine litter.
Chief scientistAdrian Weetman (Marine Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Alba Na Mara 0119A cruise programme 0119a.pdf  (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Torridon, Sound of Raasay, Inner Sound