FRV Clupea 0986C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0986C
Cruise period1986-07-23 — 1986-07-30
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 North and South Minches, and the Moray Firth.
2. To study variations in Nephrops catch at different times of the day and night.
3. 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 0986C cruise report cl9_86.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificN. & S. Minches/ Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0986C cruise track — cl9_86track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsDescription: Various species of Cephalopods were preserved for later analysis.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 21
Description: 15 half hour and six one hour trawls for Nephrops.