FRV Clupea 1703C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1703C
Cruise period2003-10-09 — 2003-10-24
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To investigate the distribution of juvenile commercial gadoids in the inshore grounds on the west coast of Scotland, with particular reference to habitat preference.
2. To collect samples of cod, haddock and whiting for analysis of reproductive development, genetics and otolith chemistry.
3. To tag cod, haddock and whiting using conventional tags.
4. To take samples of various fish species throughout the cruise to determine the prevalence of IPNV in wild fish. Samples will also be taken at each location for bacteriology, parasitology and virology to test for the presence of disease agents.
Chief scientistJames A M Kinnear (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectInshore fish survey
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1703C cruise report 1703c.pdf (0.16 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Specificwest coast of Scotland, North and South Minches
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1703C cruise track — 1703ctrack.pdf (0.03 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
Water bottle stationsQuantity: number of stations = 27
Description: Reversing bottle for salinity samples
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 27
Description: BT158 with 10mm cod end
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 81
Description: Day Grab bottom sediment samples for fauna and clay, silt and sand analysis