FRV Clupea 0487C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0487C
Cruise period1987-03-30 — 1987-04-17
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To film using the RCTV, two commercial codends having features which may interfere with their selection characteristics.
2. To film a selection of diamond and square mesh codends and extension pieces with features designed to improve their selection characteristics.
3. To film engineering instruments in place on a trawl gear.
4. To film and compare the engineering performance of two trawls, one having 30% more meshes round its mouth.
Chief scientistJack H B Robertson (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0487C cruise report cl4_87.pdf (0.05 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificFlannan Isles; North Coast; Minches or Orkney
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Filming the performance of various trawls and instruments to discover where improvements can be made.