FRV Clupea 1504C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1504C
Cruise period2004-10-08 — 2004-10-22
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 otilith chemistry.
3. To tag cod, haddock and whiting, when time allows.
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)
Cruise programmeFRV Clupea 1504C cruise programme 1504c.pdf  (0.02 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1504C cruise report 1504c.pdf (0.29 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorth Minch, Skye and South Minch
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1504C cruise track — clupea15_04ctrk.pdf (0.27 MB) 
Physical oceanography 
CTD stationsQuantity: number of stations = 37
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: Trawls lasting 30 minutes were undertaken using young gadoid trawl to investigate juvenile gadoid distribution.
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 16
Description: Two cod and fourteen haddock were internally tagged and released.
TaggingsQuantity: number of specimens = 1200
Description: juveniles externally tagged.
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 37
Description: grab samples for sediment analysis.