MFV Challenge II 1901H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Challenge II (74VW)
Cruise identifier1901H
Cruise period2001-10-29 — 2001-11-12
Port of departurePeterhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnPeterhead, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To determine the effect of extension length on the selectivity of a 110 mm diamond mesh cod-end rigged with a 90 mm square mesh panel using the twin trawl method.
2. To carry out underwater observations of the gear and fish reactions to it using the RCTV.
3. If no significant effect of extension length is found, the effect on selectivity of using double twine in the aft 100 meshes of the extension will be measured.
4. To measure, as time allows, the selectivity of a 110 mm diamond mesh cod-end with no square mesh panel using hooped small mesh covers. This rig will replace the 40 mm diamond mesh cod-end attached to the control net.
Chief scientistRobert J Kynoch (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportMFV Challenge II 1901H cruise report challengeii_1901h.pdf (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: 20-25 miles east of Peterhead codend selectivity trials took place. No. of trials not noted
Gear researchDescription: 10 miles east of Peterhead observations were made using the RCTV. No. of observations not noted.