RV Aora 0204H

Cruise plan

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)RV Aora (74WJ)
Cruise identifier0204H
Cruise period2004-08-09 — 2004-08-27
Port of departureLargs, United Kingdom
Port of returnLargs, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo carry out a survey of scallop stocks on the West of Scotland.
To collect information on by catches of other commercial fish and shellfish species.
To collect biological data on scallop growth rates.
Chief scientistSharon Davis (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Trevor R W Howell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeRV Aora 0204H cruise programme 0204h.pdf  (0.10 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificMull of Kintyre, Islay, Jura, Mull, Skye, Outer Hebrides, North West Scotland
Track chartsRV Aora 0204H cruise track — aora0204htrk.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of deployments = 100
Description: 30 minute scallop dredge tows West coast region