Cruise summary report
|Cruise period||2002-01-31 — 2002-02-09|
|Port of departure||Inverness, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Inverness, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||Joint cruise with Ocean Trust. Carolisa.
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.
|Chief scientist||Finlay Burns (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.22 MB)|
|Specific||Moray Firth area (from Inverness east to Fraserburgh and north to the Dornoch Firth)|
|Track charts||(0.08 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||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.