Cruise inventory

Ocean Bounty

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Ocean Bounty (74OF)
Cruise period1991-05-13 — 1991-05-22
StatusCompleted
Port of departureKyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
Port of returnKyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To study the efficiency and effective fishing area of crab creels using TV and creel spacing methods.
2. To compare the size composition of creel caught crabs with the wild population.
3. To make observations on the use of escape gaps in creels and on the survival of commercially caught discards.
Chief scientistJames A M Kinnear (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportOcean Bounty  cruise report ocean_bounty_may91.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificApplecross / Crowlin Islands
Track chartsOcean Bounty  cruise track — ocean_bounty_may91track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Raasay, Crowlin Islands, Applecross, Loch Kishorn and Scalpay were all investigated as commercial crab grounds.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Raasay, Crowlin Islands, Applecross, Loch Kishorn and Scalpay were all investigated as commercial crab grounds.