FRV Clupea 0496C_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0496C_1
Cruise period1996-03-11 — 1996-03-15
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
ObjectivesObjectives - Part 1:
1. To monitor the performance of the new Dual Methot plankton sampler.
2. To test new gear instrumentation, including CEDRIC (cod-end diameter recorder), head-line height monitor, deck-tension meters and combined load-cell and depth meter.
3. Deploy and recover 6 m spar buoy fitted with GPS receivers and UHF transmitter.
4. To monitor the performance of standard and small Isaac-Kydd (IKMT) depressors.
5. Test "oil-rig" plankton sampler.
Chief scientistGordon G Urquhart (Scottish Office Agriculture Environment and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0496C_1 cruise report cl4_96.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificCromarty and Moray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Monitoring the performance of a variety of equipment and testing new gear instrumentation.