FRV Clupea 0302C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0302C
Cruise period2002-02-12 — 2002-02-25
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To identify significant concentrations of spawning cod in inshore areas from the Moray Firth to the Clyde.
2. To tag spawning cod for investigations of their movements. Tagging will involve both conventional and data storage tags.
3. To collect samples of cod for analysis of reproductive development, genetics and otolith chemistry.
4. To investigate the potential of echosounding and ROXANN for mapping the distribution of cod spawning areas.
Chief scientistPeter J Wright (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0302C cruise report 0302c.pdf (1.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificMoray Firth, Orkney, Minch
Physical oceanography 
BathythermographQuantity: number of profiles = 15
Description: bathythermographs deployed
Biology and fisheries 
TaggingsQuantity: number of deployments = 10
Description: DST tags released
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 22
Description: trawl hauls for cod
Geology and geophysics 
Single-beam echosoundingDescription: EK 500 data collected at all times