FRV Clupea 1285C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1285C
Cruise period1985-10-16 — 1985-11-04
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine trawl catch rates and Nephrops size and sex composition on grounds in the Moray Firth, and North and South Minches.
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 day/night.
4. To study Nephrops distribution and population parameters in relation to sediment characteristics.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1285C cruise report cl12_85.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificMoray Firth/ Minches
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1285C cruise track — cl12_85track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansDescription: nephrops survey.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: samples collected for particle size, organic carbon and faunal analysis.