Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameStarcrest
Cruise period1986-06-30 — 1986-07-30
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To carry out a programme of herring tagging in the northern North Sea using purse seine caught herring and tagging with "Floy" T tags.
2. To carry out a tagging mortality experiment using magnetic microtags with herring held in the ships RSW tanks.
3. To transport live herring to Loch Ewe for use in sonar experiments at the Loch Duich site.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportStarcrest  cruise report starcrest_jun86.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Track chartsStarcrest  cruise track — starcrest_jun86track.pdf (0.02 MB) 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 26
Description: A number of hauls were made with the purse seine and over 14600 herring were tagged.
Gear researchQuantity: number of specimens = 100
Description: A number of herring were tagged using magnetic microwire tags. Only 4 herring died in the time period.