Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameNich-Tola
Cruise period1989-12-06 — 1989-12-10
Port of departureAnnan, United Kingdom
Port of returnAnnan, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To complete the cockle survey of Barnhourie and Mershead Sand using suction dredging and to sample the areas inaccessible to the land based survey in August.
2. To survey other commercially exploited cockle grounds in the Solway Firth.
3. To locate suction dredge tracks when exposed to low tide and measure dredge efficiency.
Chief scientistTrevor R W Howell (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportNich-Tola  cruise report nich_tola_dec89.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralIrish Sea and St. George's Channel
SpecificSolway Firth
Track chartsNich-Tola  cruise track — nich_tola_dec89track.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of stations = 99
Description: cockle survey using suction dredge.