Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameStella
Cruise period1988-07-31 — 1988-08-20
Port of departureGairloch, United Kingdom
Port of returnGairloch, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To study the behaviour of haddock and whiting escaping from both diamond and square mesh codends.
2. To investigate the physiological conditions of fish at various stages of the trawling process by measuring the lactic acid levels before, during and after confinement in the codend at various towing speeds.
3. To continue monitoring the survivability of the fish held in the underwater cages from the previous cruise.
Chief scientistJohn Main (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportStella  cruise report stella_jul88.pdf (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishDescription: A number of samples were taken from haddock in looking at lactic acid level measurements. No. of samples not noted.
Gear researchDescription: A number of tows were carried out with a 90mm diamond and square mesh codends. No. of trials not noted.