FRV Clupea 1300C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1300C
Cruise period2000-09-11 — 2000-09-20
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo assess the performance of a new codend cover design for sampling live fish escaping from trawl codends for use in survival experiments. The performance of the new cover design will be compared with the original survival cover design with respect to:
1) Their effects upon the trawl, in terms of drag and gear geometry;
2) The respective hydrodynamic regime within each cover; and
3) The behaviour of captive fish within the covers, in terms of swimming performance and reactions to visual stimuli and changes in water flow.
Chief scientistMichael Breen (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1300C cruise report 1300c.pdf (1.92 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Testing the peformance of new cover
Geology and geophysics 
Other geological/geophysical measurementsQuantity: number of hauls = 15
Description: RCTV used to observe fish behaviour of captive fish within the covers.