Audacious 0900H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Audacious (74J1)
Cruise identifier0900H
Cruise period2000-09-03 — 2000-09-14
Port of departureLochinver, United Kingdom
Port of returnLochinver, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To map the distribution of monkfish and megrim at 200, 400, 600 and 800 metres on and around the Rockall Bank.
2. To sample monkfish for length, total weight, gutted weight, liver weight, gonad weight, sex, maturity and age.
3. To obtain monkfish skin samples for genetic analysis.
4. To sample megrim for length, weight, sex and age.
5. To obtain temperature at depth using a minilog sampler.
Chief scientistKevin J Peach (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectEC S98/096
Coordinating bodyDunstaffnage Marine Laboratory
Cruise reportAudacious 0900H cruise report audacious_0900h.pdf (0.82 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Atlantic Ocean
SpecificRockall Bank (58 07N 13 30W)
Track chartsAudacious 0900H cruise track — trk4491.html
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 25
Description: Otoliths and illium collected from L. piscatorius for age determination (896 samples). Length, sex, weight and maturity of L. piscatorius recorded for statistical analysis (1351 samples). Skin samples of L. piscatorius for genetic analysis/stock identification (500 samples). 2700 L. whiffiagonis examined for length/sex, 619 of these were weighed.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of hauls = 35
Description: Nearbed temperature recorded during hauls using MiniLogger temperature sensor.