FRV Clupea 1496C
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Clupea (74CU)|
|Cruise period||1996-09-11 — 1996-09-26|
|Port of departure||Anstruther, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||Nick Bailey (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.22 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||West of Outer Hebrides, Minches, Firth of Clyde|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Crustaceans||Description: Trawl hauls|
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Description: Day grabs|
|Other geological/geophysical measurements||Description: Towed TV Sledge|