Cruise inventory

RV Aora

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Aora (74AO)
Cruise period1990-06-11 — 1990-06-30
StatusCompleted
Port of departureMillport, United Kingdom
Port of returnMillport, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
Objectives1. To investigate the settlement of scallop, queen and crab species at selected sites off west Scotland.
2. To study the size and age composition of scallop and queen stocks in the same areas and further afield. To keep and preserve samples of Arctica islandica which are caught during the survey.
3. To test a small mesh cod-end attachment designed to catch naturally settled pre-recruit scallops.
4. To examine the gonad stages of scallops to determine their maturity stage.
5. To record surface and subsurface water temperature.
6. To preserve gill sections of scallops from selected west coast stations for future pathological examination.
Chief scientistDavid I Fraser (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Aora  cruise report aora_jun90.pdf — access key 'C' (0.19 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificWest Scotland
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 107
Description: Dredge with each haul lasting approximately 30 minutes
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of hauls = 107
Description: Dredge with each haul lasting approximately 30 minutes