MFV Challenge II 0500H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Challenge II (74VW)
Cruise identifier0500H
Cruise period2000-08-04 — 2000-08-21
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnPeterhead, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine the effect of the position of a 90 mm square mesh top panel on the selectivity of a 100 mm diamond mesh codend attached to a commercial whitefish trawl as part of an EU funded Study Contract.
2. To measure the selectivity of the same codend with no square mesh panel.
3. To collect, as time allows, video film of the gear and fish reaction to it using the remote controlled television vehicle (RCTV).
Chief scientistRobert J Kynoch (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportMFV Challenge II 0500H cruise report challengeii_0500h.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 32
Description: Fish selectivity hauls.