FRV Clupea 1189C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1189C
Cruise period1989-09-18 — 1989-10-05
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnKyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine trawl catch rates, sex and size composition, growth and maturity of Nephrops on grounds in the Moray Firth, the Noup and the North Minch.
2. To study Nephrops distributed in relation to sediment characteristics.
3. To obtain sediment samples for particle size, organic carbon and faunal analysis.
4. To undertake a photographic survey of selected Nephrops grounds.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1189C cruise report cl11_89.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificMoray Firth, the Noup and the North Minch
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1189C cruise track — cl11_89track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 33
Description: one hour hauls. Nephrops survey.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 2
Description: Day grabs
Bottom photographyDescription: A sledge carrying still and video cameras was towed over selected stations.