Illustrious 0700H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameIllustrious
Cruise identifier0700H
Cruise period2001-01-31 — 2001-02-13
Port of departurePeterhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnPeterhead, United Kingdom
ObjectivesWork carried out alongside Sunlight (PD 187)

1. To carry out commercial gear handling trials with centrally hinged polyamide grids (Eurogirds).
2. To obtain selectivity estimates for whitefish grids with 25mm, 30mm and 35mm bar spacing and 100mm cod-ends.
3. To obtain videofilm of deck handling procedures

The vessels entered Lerwick to change gear on the 2 February, bad weather kept them there till the 5 February, when work was resumed on the Forty Mile ground.
Chief scientistG I Sangster (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportIllustrious 0700H cruise report sunlightandillustrious_0700h.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificBressay Grounds, Forty Mile Ground, Fair Isle grounds
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 28
Description: 30 valid hauls from both vessels from both vessels were taken in from all Cases.
Geology and geophysics 
Bottom photographyQuantity: activity duration in hours = 1
Description: Over 1 hour of video material featuring deck shots of the vessels handling fishing gear was obtained, together with numerous still photographs