FRV Clupea 0988C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0988C
Cruise period1988-09-19 — 1988-10-03
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine trawl catch rates, sex and size composition, growth and maturity of Nephrops on grounds in the Moray Firth, Firth of Forth, east of Montrose and at Fladen.
2. To study Nephrops distribution in relation to sediment characteristics.
3. 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 0988C cruise report cl9_88.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth/ Firth of Forth
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0988C cruise track — cl9_88track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Chemical oceanography 
RadioactivityQuantity: number of samples = 2
Description: Water samples collected for radio-caesium analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 26
Description: Nephrops survey.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 19