FRV Clupea 0687C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0687C
Cruise period1987-05-18 — 1987-06-02
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine Nephrops trawl catch rates, sex and size composition, and growth and maturity on the Farn Deeps.
2. To determine Pandalus catch rates and sex and size composition on the same grounds.
3. To study Nephrops distribution in relation to sediment characterisitics.
4. To obtain sediment samples for particle size, organic carbon and faunal analysis.
5. To obtain underwater television and photographic records of Nephrops and Pandalus on the Farn Deeps.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0687C cruise report cl6_87.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFarn Deeps
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0687C cruise track — cl6_87track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityDescription: water samples for radio caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 16
Description: Each haul lasting one hour.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 26
Description: Sediment grab samples sent for particle size and organic carbon analysis.
Bottom photographyDescription: Camera sledge carrying television and still cameras.