Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameNich-Tola
Cruise period1990-11-24 — 1990-12-07
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 quadrat survey in August.
2. To survey other commercially exploited cockle grounds in the Solway Firth including the Wigtown Bay area.
3. To locate suction dredge tracks in Wigtown Bay when exposed to low tide and estimate the number of damaged cockles left in the tracks.
4. Estimate discard survival.
Chief scientistTrevor R W Howell (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportNich-Tola  cruise report nich_tola_nov90.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSolway Firth
Track chartsNich-Tola  cruise track — nich_tola_nov90track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of stations = 146
Description: sampled using a suction dredge