FRV Clupea 1101C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1101C
Cruise period2001-08-07 — 2001-08-22
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine the distribution and relative abundance of sandeels (Ammodytes marinus) on inshore fishing grounds around the Shetland Isles and Fair Isle.
2. To map the distribution of habitat using RoxAnn, confirmed by grab samples.
3. To collect day-grab samples from trawl locations to determine sediment permeability and porosity.
3. To obtain quantities of sandeel for use as fish food by the Aquarium services, FRS.
Chief scientistCraig G Davis (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1101C cruise report 1101c.pdf (1.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland Isles, Fair Isle
Biology and fisheries 
Sediment trapsQuantity: number of samples = 113
Description: Day grabs taken over the 6 fishing areas, to determine sediment permeability and porosity.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 54
Description: Standard location hauls using "sunbeam" sandeel trawl, on commercially known sandeel grounds around the Shetland Isles. Length, maturity and age analysis.