FRV Clupea 1286C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1286C
Cruise period1986-10-01 — 1986-10-20
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnGreenock, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine Nephrops trawl catch rates, size and sex composition, growth and maturity of Nephrops on grounds in the Moray Firth, North and South Minches, Sound of Jura and the Clyde.
2. To make observations on Nephrops catch variability in relation to depth and time of day/night.
3. To study Nephrops distribution and population parameters in relation to sediment characteristics.
4. To obtain samples of mud sediment for particle size, organic carbon and faunal analysis.
5. To collect Nephrops gut contents for comparison with benthic fauna.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1286C cruise report cl12_86.pdf (0.14 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificMoray Firth; North and South Minches; Sound of Jura; Clyde
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1286C cruise track — cl12_86track.pdf (0.04 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 44
Description: Nephrops survey.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 88
Description: grab samples