Silver Dawn 2601H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameSilver Dawn
Cruise identifier2601H
Cruise period2001-11-18 — 2001-12-07
Port of departureMallaig, United Kingdom
Port of returnMallaig, United Kingdom
Objectives1. Map distribution and abundance of juvenile fish in inshore waters on Scottish West Coast (between 55.5N and 57.0N, Kintyre Peninsula to Mallaig)
2. Collect stomach, otolith and tissue samples from selected gadoid species
3. Note relative abundance of benthic invertebrates in by-catch
Chief scientistRoger A Coggan (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificScotland West Coast, Skye to Kintyre, Inner Hebrides, Small Isles, Ardnamurchin, Rhum, Mull, Coll, Linnhe & Lorne
Track chartsSilver Dawn 2601H cruise track — 2601htrk.pdf (0.32 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: 50
Description: Relative abundance of epibenthic megafauna in by-catch
Exploratory fishingQuantity: number of hauls = 50
Description: 15 minute hauls with dual-purpose Nephrops trawl. Length-frequency data for all fish caught
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: 50
Description: 238 fish sampled for otoliths
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: 50
Description: 324 fish stomachs for trophic analysis