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MFV Golden West 0693H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Golden West (74VN)
Cruise identifier0693H
Cruise period1994-01-05 — 1994-02-26
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo gather cod-end selectivity measurements (L50, selection factor and range) for whiting, haddock and cod on a single boat trawl for a range of mesh sizes (ie 90, 95, 100, 105, 110 and 120mm). Two cod-ends will be made at each mesh size, with different numbers of meshes round the circumference. The hooped small mesh cod-end cover method will be used. Underwater television will be used to determine that the codend meshes remain unimpeded by the small mesh cover.

Weather conditions during the first two weeks did not allow safe use of underwater television equipment and no observations of the gear were made.
Chief scientistJack H B Robertson (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportMFV Golden West 0693H cruise report golden_west_0693h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBuchan sea area, off the north east coast of Scotland
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: ranging from 3.5 to 5 hours duration, to gather cod-end selectivity measurements for cod, whiting and haddock. Two measuements were made at each mesh size.
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: ranging from 3.5 to 5 hours duration, to gather cod-end selectivity measurements for cod, whiting and haddock. Two measuements were made at each mesh size.