FRV Clupea 0202C_1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0202C_1
Cruise period2002-01-24 — 2002-01-31
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnKyle of Lochalsh, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThis cruise was in 2 parts: 24 to 31 Jan and 31 Jan to 07 Feb. 2002.
Aims for Part 1:
1. To carry out detailed acoustic surveys in selected lochs and the Sound of Sleat, using the Seabat 602 to determine the distribution of herring and sprat. Concentrations of pelagic fish will be sampled using the PT154. Species composition and length frequency distributions of the fish caught will be determined. Sub samples will be weighed and otilithed to establish length weight relationships. Herring samples will be taken for DNA analysis.
2. The CTD will be used at selected stations to monitor variations in temperature and salinity within and between the sealochs.
Chief scientistEmma Hatfield (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0202C_1 cruise report cl02_02.pdf (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Alsh, Loch Duich, Loch Hourn, Loch Kishorn, Loch Nevis, Sound of Sleat and around the Small Isles
Track chartsFRV Clupea 0202C_1 cruise track — cl02_02trk.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of profiles = 5
Description: CTDs - one per net haul
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 5
Description: pelagic tows