Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 1804C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1804C
Cruise period2004-12-07 — 2004-12-20
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To obtain estimates of distribution and abundance of Nephrops in Loch Torridon and the Inner Sound areas, as part of the Torridon project.
2. To collect sediment samples at each station.
3. To use trawl caught samples of Nephrops to examine biological features at different sites throughout the survey areas.
4. To establish the suitability of using video techniques to ascertain crab and lobster stock abundance's, along the North West Coast of mainland Scotland.
5. To record the habits of Nephrops around a creel, in situ.
Chief scientistAdrian Weetman (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise programmeFRV Clupea 1804C cruise programme 1804c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.03 MB) 
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1804C cruise report 1804c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificNorth West Coast of mainland Scotland
Track chartsFRV Clupea 1804C cruise track — clupea18_04trk.pdf (0.11 MB) 
Geology and geophysics 
GrabDescription: Sediment samples taken at each station using day grab.
Bottom photographyQuantity: number of images = 134
Description: still images taken using Hassleblad camera showing various life forms, sea bed formations and Nephrops' burrow complexes.