FRV Clupea 1301C

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1301C
Cruise period2001-09-24 — 2001-10-03
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo assess the performance of a new cod-end cover design for sampling live fish escaping from trawl cod-ends for use in survival experiments. The key objectives during the cruise will be to:
1. Determine the effects of the cover upon the trawl, in terms of drag and gear geometry;
2. Measure water flow within the cover and around the trawl codend;
3. Make observations on the behaviour of captive fish within the cover, in terms of swimming performance and reactions to visual stimuli and changes in water flow; and
4. Develop and test acoustically operated release mechanisms for the remote operation of the cover.
Chief scientistMichael Breen (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea