Cruise inventory

Aries Part 1

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameAries
Cruise identifierPart 1
Cruise period1986-10-06 — 1986-10-20
Port of departureBuckie, United Kingdom
Port of returnBuckie, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To use the covered codend technique to measure size selectivity in both codends of a two-level Nephrops trawl (modified 640 Addison Fish/Prawn trawl), to confirm that the majority of haddock and whiting entering the net move into the top level.
2. To investigate the size selectivity of the same two-level net with codends of three different mesh sizes of the upper level.
3. To compare the marketable quality of the fish in the upper codend with that of any fish retained in the lower codend.
4. To assess the degree of scale damage and the potential for survival of the juvenile fish retained in the upper small mesh cover.
5. To observe the perfomrance of 'Perfect' Vee boards and compare them with standard Vee boards.
Chief scientistJohn Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportAries Part 1 cruise report aries_oct86.pdf — access key 'C' (0.06 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth, Orkney Islands
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: Fishing took place at a number of place surrounding Moray Firth and the Orkney Islands. No. of hauls not noted.
Gear researchDescription: At Cullen Bay the net was towed and examined, to check performance. No. of trials not noted.