MFV Kings Cross 0498H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Kings Cross (740C)
Cruise identifier0498H
Cruise period1998-07-10 — 1998-07-28
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo carry out an acoustic survey for Herring in ICES area VIA(N). Vessel departed 10/07/98. Calibration at Loch Eriboll on 11/07/98. Survey commenced in North Minch on 11/07/98. Zig-zag transects at 15 nmiles spacing through Minch proceeding south to 56 degrees N. Parallel transects thereafter at various spacings according to historical data. Proceeding north to 60 degrees N. Calibration on 27 July after end of survey. Return to Fraserburgh 28/07/98
Chief scientistPaul G Fernandes (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectFisheries Research Surveys
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportMFV Kings Cross 0498H cruise report kings_cross_0498h.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNW North Sea and North of Scotland
Track chartsMFV Kings Cross 0498H cruise track — trk4336.html
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of specimens = 46
Description: Numbers caught in pelagic trawl (PT160) - length, weight, sex, maturity and otoliths for herring, weight and length for other species
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 1029
Description: Biological scattering at 38 kHz using Simrad EK500. Values are backscattering area coefficent per equivalent sampling distance unit (ESDU) to be converted in analysis to fish density