FRV Clupea 0788C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0788C
Cruise period1988-07-25 — 1988-08-12
Port of departureGreenock, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine Nephrops trawl catch rates, sex and size composition, growth and maturity on grounds in the Clyde, Sound of Jura and the Minches.
2. To study Nephrops distribution in relation to sediment characteristics.
3. To obtain television and photographic records of Nephrops.
4. To obtain sediment samples for particle size, organic carbon and faunal analysis.
Chief scientistF Godfrey Howard (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0788C cruise report cl7_88.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificClyde;Sound of Jura; Minches
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0788C cruise track — cl7_88track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 3
Description: water samples taken for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 29
Description: Nephrops survey.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 58
Description: Sediment samples taken using Day grab for particle size and organic carbon content analysis.
Bottom photographyDescription: Sledge carrying still and video cameras was towed over selected stations.