FRV Clupea 0485C_2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0485C_2
Cruise period1985-04-06 — 1985-04-16
Port of departureTroon, United Kingdom
Port of returnUllapool, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine catch rates, size composition and maturity of Nephrops in the South and North Minches.
2. To determine catch rates and species composition of fish by-catches in these areas.
3. To study growth of Nephrops in different parts of the South and North Minches.
4. To study the incidence of the Nephrops gut parasite Stichocotyle nephropis in these areas.
5. To obtain mud samples for particle size, shear stress, organic carbon and faunal analysis.
6. To test a 20fm Nephrops trawl fitted with a separator panel.
Chief scientistColin J Chapman (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0485C_2 cruise report cl4_85part2.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificSouth Arran/Ballantrae Bank/South and North Minches
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0485C_2 cruise track — cl4_85_part2track.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 26
Description: grab samples for particle size, organic carbon and faunal analysis.