FRV Clupea 1002C
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Clupea (74CU)|
|Cruise period||2002-06-27 — 2002-07-11|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Firth of Forth and Moray Firth using underwater cameras.
2. To collect sediment samples at each station.
3. To use trawl caught samples of Nephrops to examine biological features at different sites throughout the survey areas.
4. The TV survey will also be used to collect data on other potential commercial species.
5. Make video observations of crab and lobster habitat off Fife Ness using the drop frame.
Underwater TV survey of Nephrops grounds in the Firth of Forth and Moray Firth, for fishery independent stock assessment. Sediment collected at each station. Some trawling also carried out.
|Chief scientist||Ian D Tuck (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.79 MB)|
|Specific||Firth of Forth; Moray Firth; off Fife Ness|
|Track charts||(0.07 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Crustaceans||Quantity: number of hauls = 7|
Description: Trawls for sampling Nephrops length frequency
|Other biological/fisheries measurement||Quantity: number of track lines = 87|
Description: TV runs of Nephrops burrow density
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 87|
Description: Sediment grabs for particle size analysis