MFV Heather Sprig 1896H
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||MFV Heather Sprig (74KY)|
|Cruise period||1996-07-29 — 1996-08-23|
|Port of departure||Gairloch, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Lochinver, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||To assess the damage to, and survival rates of: a) Nephrops; and b) commercial species of fish with respect to length, age and mesh size after escaping from a typical 500/600 hp dual purpose fish/prawn trawl.
To measure the selectivity characteristics of each "test" cod-end using hoop-supported covers.
|Chief scientist||G I Sangster (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.09 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||Between Gairloch and Inner Sound|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Description: Hauls to obtain data on fish species and Nephrops took place in the Inner Sound. No. of hauls not noted.|
|Crustaceans||Quantity: number of hauls = 1|
Description: More Nephrops were trawled, collected and transferred for experiments. There were change overs of the nets. No. of hauls not specified.
|Crustaceans||Description: Hauls to obtain data on fish species and Nephrops took place in the Inner Sound. No. of hauls not noted.|
|Gear research||Description: On the first few days shallow and deepwater trials with the new acoustic system took place. No. of trials not noted.|