FRV Clupea 0685C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0685C
Cruise period1985-05-15 — 1985-06-04
Port of departureStornoway, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an acoustic survey of herring in the Firth of Clyde and approaches.
2. To obtain length and weight data on individual herring.
3. To carry out dual beam target strength measurements.
4. To collect surface hydrographic data.
5. To investigate the incidence of salmon smolts in catches of herring and determine the distribution of potential avian predators on salmon smolts in the sea.
6. To obtain a water sample for radio-caesium analysis.
Chief scientistMike R Heath (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0685C cruise report cl6_85.pdf (0.23 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificFirth of Clyde/ North Channel
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0685C cruise track — cl6_85track.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
BirdsDescription: seabird count.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 16