Cruise summary report
|Cruise period||1985-09-16 — 1985-10-04|
|Port of departure||Gairloch, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Buckie, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To observe the behaviour of fish and Nephrops to a new 640 fish/prawn trawl fitted with a separating panel. The top will be a fish net with a codend of 80mm mesh and the lower section will be a prawn net with a codend of 70mm mesh.
2. The trawl will be filmed fro toed underwater vehicle TUVII.
3. The fish and Nephrops catches from daylight, dusk and night hauls will be compared.
|Chief scientist||John Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.06 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
|Specific||Gairloch, North Minch, Macduff|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Description: Fishing was conducted in the North Minch. No. of hauls not noted.|
|Crustaceans||Description: Off Macduff on the Nephrops fishing ground a number of hauls was made. No. of hauls not noted.|
|Crustaceans||Description: Fishing was conducted in the North Minch. No. of hauls not noted.|
|Gear research||Description: Melvaig tow gear was studied in detail. No. of observations not noted.|