Veracious II 0804H

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameVeracious II
Cruise identifier0804H
Cruise period2004-05-23 — 2004-06-11
Port of departurePeterhead, United Kingdom
Port of returnPeterhead, United Kingdom
ObjectivesThis cruise was run in conjunction with MV Leon (UL83)
This work programme forms part of the EU Project "Survival" (C741), which aims to investigate the motality of fish escaping from trawl codends. The purpose of this part of the project (work-package 5) is to investigate seasonal variation in the codend selectivity and escape mortality of gadoid fish (cod, haddock and whiting). This work will be conducted at three distinct periods during the year, based on the Gadoid reproductive cycle:
part a - Feb/Mar (pre-spawning);
part b - Nat/Jun (post spawning);
part c - Aug/Sep (resting).
Each field exercise for this work package will take place in two phases: Phase I - Site Set-up and Phase II - Experiment.
Chief scientistMichael Breen (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificGairloch, Wester-Ross