FRV Clupea 1283C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1283C
Cruise period1983-11-03 — 1983-11-18
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To survey the distribution and abundance of young herring and sprats in the Clyde with an echo-sounder and mid-water trawl.
2. To investigate the biological composition of young herring and sprats in the Clyde.
3. To compare catch rates of PT154 and PT163 pelagic trawls.
4. To carry out an acoustic survey to estimate herring biomass in the Clyde.
5. To investigate the availability and abundance of suitably sized organisms in the Clyde for use as diet for ranched salmon.
Chief scientistMartin Walsh (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1283C cruise report cl12_83.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1283C cruise track — trk2997.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: biomass determination