FRV Alba Na Mara 0120A

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Alba Na Mara (74NM)
Cruise identifier0120A
Cruise period2020-01-06 — 2020-01-22
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To obtain video footage from Nephrops grounds using adjustable lasers mounted on the TV sledge in able to estimate Nephrops burrow entrance size.
2. To compare two different methodologies to establish Nephrops burrow abundance (using the sledge and drop frame UWTV systems).
3. To monitor burrow reconstruction following trawl activity.
4. To trial the OTAQ high definition camera.
5. To observe burrowing fauna on Nephrops grounds using the static, time lapse camera.
6. To use the video footage to record occurrence of other benthic fauna and evidence of commercial trawling activity.
7. To stream the trawl to adjust warp spooling.
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 0120A cruise programme 0120a.pdf  (0.03 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificSound of Raasay, Inner Sound, Loch Torridon.