FV Helenus 3101H
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FV Helenus (74OQ)|
|Cruise period||2002-01-27 — 2002-02-01|
|Port of departure||Peterhead, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||To collect biological data on the gadoid populations (cod, haddock and whiting) at two geographically contrasting sites: Inshore - Buchan Deep; Offshore - Beryl Field.
This charter is one of a series of surveys in both the North Sea and off the west coast of Scotland. These surveys are to be performed bi-monthly and the collected data will allow:
a) Comparison of inshore and offshore gadoid populations, with respect to size structure, growth, age composition and conditions indices;
b) Description of temporal variation in these condition indices; and
c) Development of unbiased bi-monthly growth curves for the target gadoid species.
This project will be conducted as a prelimary exercise to assess the feasibility of using commercial vessels to supplement the collection of biological data on key commercial stocks.
|Chief scientist||Mike Breen (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Project||Gadoid Survey - North Sea No 2|
|Cruise report||(0.06 MB)|
|Specific||North Sea, Buchan Deep (57deg30'N 01deg02'W) and Beryl Field (59deg38'N 01deg45'E)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 6|
Description: Cod, haddock and whiting measured for length, weight, age, sex, maturity, somatic weight, liver weight and ovarian tissue samples taken.