MFV Heather Sprig 0398H
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||MFV Heather Sprig (74KY)|
|Cruise period||1998-07-26 — 1998-08-22|
|Port of departure||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To assess the damage to, and survival rates of haddock and whiting after escaping from a typical 500HP hopper trawl with respect to length, age, trawling duration (viz one, two and three hours) and "cover exposure" duration (ie the time the fish are subjected to swimming activity inside the small mesh cover after cod-end escape).
2. To measure the selectivity characteristics of the "test" cod-end using hoop-supported covers.
|Chief scientist||G I Sangster (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.12 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||Inner Sound/North Minch|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Quantity: number of hauls = 10|
Description: recorded to assess the damage to, and the survival rates of haddock and whiting after escaping from a typical 500 HP hopper trawl.