MFV Enterprise 0104H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Enterprise (74IC)
Cruise identifier0104H
Cruise period2004-07-06 — 2004-07-25
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To conduct an acoustic survey to estimate the abundance and distribution of herring in the north western North Sea and west of Scotland (ICES area VIaN) as part of the ICES International North Sea Herring Acoustic Survey.
2. To obtain samples of herring for biological analysis, including age, length, weight, sex, maturity and ichthyophonus infection.
3. To obtain samples of herring in support of the WESTHER project (biological and photographic data).
4. To collect passive acoustic data for the detection of cetaceans.
Chief scientistPaul G Fernandes (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeMFV Enterprise 0104H cruise programme 0104h.pdf  (0.02 MB) 
Cruise reportMFV Enterprise 0104H cruise report 0104h.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Specificnorth western North Sea; west of Scotland and the Minches
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of deployments = 37
Description: Trawls containing herring. 2321 herring sampled for weight, sex, maturity and otoliths.
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 42
Description: A transect survey commenced in the North Minch to obtain data on the distribution of herring.
Acoustic reflection on marine organisms.Quantity: track kilometres = 4630
Description: 2500 Nautical miles of acoustic data (1051 log intervals)
Gear researchQuantity: number of measurements = 3
Description: In Loch Eriboll calibration of three transducers was carried out.
Other biological/fisheries measurementQuantity: number of measurements = 505
Description: digital photographs and biological samples herring (455 adults and 50 juveniles)