To undertake a sprat trawling survey in the Moray Firth area 57° 30 - 58° N and 4 - 2° W (from Inverness east to Fraserburgh and north to the Dornoch Firth):
1. To determine the distribution and relative composition of 'sprat shoals' encountered during the survey.
2. An age key is to be collected for sprat and herring.
Finlay Burns (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Moray Firth area (from Inverness east to Fraserburgh and north to the Dornoch Firth)
Biology and fisheries
Quantity: number of hauls = 9 Description: Samples of Herring/Sprat collected. Measurements taken as well as sex,maturity, and otoliths also taken for age analysis back at FRS.