FRV Clupea 0885C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0885C
Cruise period1985-07-10 — 1985-07-25
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine trawl catch rates and Nephrops size and sex composition on grounds in the Moray Firth and North Minch.
2. To obtain underwater television and photographic records of Nephrops burrows in the same areas.
3. To study variations in Nephrops catch at different times of the day/night.
4. To study Nephrops distribution and population parameters in relation to sediment characteristics.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0885C cruise report cl8_85.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificMoray Firth/ North Minch
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0885C cruise track — cl8_85track.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 31
Description: using a small mesh trawl, of which 24 were carried out to study day/night variations in Nephrops catches.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of stations = 13
Description: 15 hours of video recording and over 500 photographs of the sea bed were taken using a camera sledge.