1) To catch fish escaping from codends using the driver's vehicle TUVII; to hold them in underwater cages and assess the survival report.
Fish will also be taken from inside the codend and control fish will be caught by handline and held in separate cages.
2) Where spots of fish can be located on the ships echosounder in shallow water, divers will descend to a position above them and attempt to follow and observe their reactions in the path of the advancing trawl gear.
3) The Biology Sections will collect gadiod stomachs to augment data for their fish cage experiments off Badachro, Gairloch.
John Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)