FRV Clupea 0904C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0904C
Cruise period2004-06-02 — 2004-06-17
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in the Firth of Forth 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. Make video observations of crab and lobster habitat using the drop frame, if time permits.
Chief scientistAdrian Weetman (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0904C cruise report 0904c.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificFirth of Forth; Moray Firth
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of stations = 4
Description: 50mm prawn trawl used to obtain Nephrops for distribution and abundance data.
Other biological/fisheries measurementDescription: TV survey to collect data on commercial species.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of stations = 3
Description: sediment samples collected using a Day grab.