FRV Clupea 1902C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1902C
Cruise period2002-12-02 — 2002-12-14
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in Torridon area as part of the Torridon project.
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 area.
4. To investigate the possibility of using underwater TV to estimate Edible crab population on suitable crab fishing grounds.
5. To use TV to survey the seabed at standard trawl positions as used in the Aqcess project.
6. The TV survey will also be used to collect data on other potential commercial species.
Chief scientistAdrian Weetman (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectTorrridon Project, Aqcess
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1902C cruise report 1902c.pdf (1.27 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Hourn; Loch Nevis Inner Sound, Loch Torridon, Sound of Raasay, Loch Kishorn, Loch Carron, Loch Alsh, Loch Duich, Loch Hourn, Sound of Sleat, Crowlin Islands, Applecross Bay, Longa, Peterburn Loch Ewe and the Summer Isles.
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1902C cruise track — 1902ctrack.pdf (0.26 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 76
Description: TV stations. Burrow abundance to be assessed within FRS Laboratory
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 4
Description: Trawls. Nephrops size range, sex ratio and maturity carried out whilst at sea.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 76
Description: Sediment samples, Sediment size analysis to be carried out by appropriate department at FRS Laboratory