To further disturb the sediment and associated fauna in a precisely defined area along the west shore of Loch Gareloch using a rock-hopper ground gear with no trawl net attached.
To measure spread of gear with SCANMAR units.
Ian D Tuck (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
West shore of Loch Gareloch
Quantity: number of hauls = 10 Description: 45-minute trawls, each tow using a 75 fm warp at an approximate vessel speed of 2 knots. All tow tracks were recorded to allow easy location of the work area in the future. The gear spread was successfully measured using SCANMAR units.