Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 1496C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1496C
Cruise period1996-09-11 — 1996-09-26
Port of departureAnstruther, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Firth of Clyde and South Minch using underwater television.
2. To collect samples of the sediment at each TV station.
3. To use trawl caught samples of Nephrops to examine biological features at different sites throughout the survey areas and to collect samples for genetic analysis.
4. To make use of the TV survey to estimate the densities of whelks and to use the trawl surveys to collect biological data on the various species encountered. Data on other shellfish species of potential commercial importance will also be collected if time permits.
Chief scientistNick Bailey (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1496C cruise report cl14_96.pdf — access key 'C' (0.22 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWest of Outer Hebrides, Minches, Firth of Clyde
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1496C cruise track — trk4273.html
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: Trawl hauls
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Day grabs
Other geological/geophysical measurementsDescription: Towed TV Sledge