FRV Clupea 1002C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1002C
Cruise period2002-06-27 — 2002-07-11
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. 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 scientistIan D Tuck (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1002C cruise report 1002c.pdf (0.79 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth; Moray Firth; off Fife Ness
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1002C cruise track — 1002ctrack.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 7
Description: Trawls for sampling Nephrops length frequency
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of track lines = 87
Description: TV runs of Nephrops burrow density
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 87
Description: Sediment grabs for particle size analysis