FRV Clupea 1303C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1303C
Cruise period2003-08-11 — 2003-08-25
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the North Minch 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. To make video observations of crab and lobster habitat using the drop frame, if time permits.
Chief scientistJames A M Kinnear (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1303C cruise report 1303c.pdf (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorth Minch; Moray Firth
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1303C cruise track — 1303ctrack.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 10
Description: Trawls for Nephrops
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 67
Description: sediment samples
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of deployments = 67
Description: TV camera stations