FRV Clupea 1504C
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||FRV Clupea (74CU)|
|Cruise period||2004-10-08 — 2004-10-22|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. 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 scientist||James A M Kinnear (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise programme||(0.02 MB)|
|Cruise report||(0.29 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||North Minch, Skye and South Minch|
|Track charts||(0.27 MB)|
|CTD stations||Quantity: number of stations = 37|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Description: Trawls lasting 30 minutes were undertaken using young gadoid trawl to investigate juvenile gadoid distribution.|
|Taggings||Quantity: number of specimens = 1200|
Description: juveniles externally tagged.
|Taggings||Quantity: number of specimens = 16|
Description: Two cod and fourteen haddock were internally tagged and released.
|Geology and geophysics|
|Grab||Quantity: number of samples = 37|
Description: grab samples for sediment analysis.