FRV Clupea 2003C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier2003C
Cruise period2003-12-05 — 2003-12-17
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Loch Torridon and Sound of Raasay area, as part of the Torridon project.
2. To continue this survey technique throughout several West Coast lochs.
3. To collect sediment samples at each station.
4. To use trawl caught samples of Nephrops to examine biological features at different sites throughout the survey area.
5. To gather visual data of the seabed in Loch Sunart, for use in the Inshore Fisheries ROAME MF0465.
Chief scientistAdrian Weetman (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 2003C cruise report 2003c.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificLoch Torridon; Sound of Raasay; Loch Sunart
Track chartsFRV Clupea 2003C cruise track — 2003c_track.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of deployments = 86
Description: TV stations. Video footage of seabed to establish Nephrops burrow densities
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 75
Description: Sediment grabs