Cruise inventory

Radiant Star 2701H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameRadiant Star
Cruise identifier2701H
Cruise period2001-11-26 — 2001-12-10
StatusCompleted
Port of departureScalloway, United Kingdom
Port of returnScalloway, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
ObjectivesTo undertake a survey around the Shetland Isles in order to:
1. Re-determine the inshore nursery areas for various demersal and pelagic fish.
2. Obtain additional knowledge on benthic species in the survey area.
This Survey was completed as part of a series of 4 charters to cover the inshore waters from Shetland, Minches and Clyde areas.
Chief scientistKenneth A Coull (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportRadiant Star 2701H cruise report radiant_star_2701h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.12 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificShetland Isles
Track chartsRadiant Star 2701H cruise track — 2701htrk.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 90
Description: Bottom trawling for (nominally) 15 minutes was carried out at as many sites as was practical in the Shetland region in the time that was available. The vessel's own dual purpose trawl fitted with a 20mm liner was used. Information on species composition, numbers caught and length fequency were collected where appropriate. Samples of cod, haddock, whiting and saithe were also taken for stomach analysis and age determination.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 90
Description: Bottom trawling for (nominally) 15 minutes was carried out at as many sites as was practical in the Shetland region in the time that was available. The vessel's own dual purpose trawl fitted with a 20mm liner was used. Information on species composition, numbers caught and length fequency were collected where appropriate. Samples of cod, haddock, whiting and saithe were also taken for stomach analysis and age determination.
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 90
Description: Bottom trawling for (nominally) 15 minutes was carried out at as many sites as was practical in the Shetland region in the time that was available. The vessel's own dual purpose trawl fitted with a 20mm liner was used. Information on species composition, numbers caught and length fequency were collected where appropriate. Samples of cod, haddock, whiting and saithe were also taken for stomach analysis and age determination.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 90
Description: Bottom trawling for (nominally) 15 minutes was carried out at as many sites as was practical in the Shetland region in the time that was available. The vessel's own dual purpose trawl fitted with a 20mm liner was used. Information on species composition, numbers caught and length fequency were collected where appropriate. Samples of cod, haddock, whiting and saithe were also taken for stomach analysis and age determination.