MV Altair

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MV Altair (74XF)
Cruise period1988-05-16 — 1988-06-20
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
ObjectivesCodends and small mesh covers were loaded and rigged in Aberdeen. The Altair then sailed for the fishing grounds. Fishing work continued uninterrupted from 17th - 25th May when the vessel returned to Aberdeen. Two further fishing trips were carried out before the charter period finished on 20th June.

A total of 110 hauls were completed and 107 of them used for analysis. All 3 codends, 80mm, 90mm and 100mm, and extensions were tested during the charter period.
Chief scientistKenneth A Coull (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportMV Altair  cruise report altair_may88.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 110
Description: comparison of three different codends