MFV Enterprise 1503H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Enterprise (74IC)
Cruise identifier1503H
Cruise period2003-07-01 — 2003-07-20
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out an acoustic survey for herring in ICES area Via(N) as part of the ICES coordinated acoustic and mid-water trawling survey in the north western North Sea and North of Scotland.
2. To collect genetic and photographic data on west coast herring for WESTHER project.
Chief scientistDavid G Reid (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectICES coordinated acoustic and mid-water trawling survey and WESTHER
Cruise reportMFV Enterprise 1503H cruise report 1503h.pdf (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificNorth Western North Sea; North of Scotland Cape Wrath, Barra Head Bank, Gallan Head, mid shelf west of the Hebrides, the shelf edge N of the Butt of Lewis and in the area NE of the Butt
Track chartsMFV Enterprise 1503H cruise track — enterprise_1503htrack.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 43
Description: Trawls for Herring (2539 herring and 377 mackerel measured)
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: activity duration in days = 18
Description: days of acoustic measurements