FRV Clupea 0603C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0603C
Cruise period2003-04-01 — 2003-04-10
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct engineering performance measurements on the RCTV to determine the towing characteristics of 25 mm and 27 mm umbilical cables.
2. To assess the effect on RCTV towing performance by attaching depressor weights at various points along the umbilical cable.
3. To monitor the effect on RCTV towing depth of variable-angle depressors fitted to the upper and lower vehicle frame.
4. To test new methods of mounting self-recording video systems onto the trawl, including a new video gen-locking system.
5. To carry out underwater observations on different cod-end, extension and square mesh panel rigging configurations.
6. To provide RCTV operator training to manoeuvre the RCTV in and around the trawl.
7. To test new survival cover auto-winch.
Chief scientistRobert J Kynoch (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0603C cruise report 0603c.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchDescription: Gear trials.