RV Aora 0200H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Aora (74AO)
Cruise identifier0200H
Cruise period2000-06-12 — 2000-06-30
Port of departureArdrishaig, United Kingdom
Port of returnLargs, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West of Scotland.
2. To collect information on by catches of other commercial fish and shellfish species.
3. To collect biological data on scallop growth rates.
Chief scientistTrevor R W Howell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRV Aora 0200H cruise report aora_0200h.pdf (0.20 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificW. of Scotland, outer Hebrides
Track chartsRV Aora 0200H cruise track — trk4482.html
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 112
Description: Scallop dredges, 30 minute tows, scallops aged and measured, by catch noted.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 9
Description: Water sample associated with PSP/ASP.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of samples = 24
Description: tissue, as PSB samples- scallop tissue collected