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Vigilant Herring Microtagging and Tag Recovery Cruise

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Cruise Info. 
Ship nameVigilant
Cruise identifierHerring Microtagging and Tag Recovery Cruise
Cruise period1985-06-10 — 1985-08-03
StatusCompleted
Port of departureAberdeen, United Kingdom
Port of returnAberdeen, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. To tag herring over a wide area around Shetland using the Northwest Marine Technology microtagging system in liason with a Norwegian charter vessel.
2. To monitor catches of herring for tags released at Shetland in 1983 and 1984.
3. To transport herring to Loch Ewe in the ship's RSW tanks for sonar and tag loss experiments and to Aberdeen at the end of the charter for study of herring energetics.
4. To investigate the use of anaesthetics in relation to fish transport aboard "Vigilant" and monitor oxygen consumption in holding tanks during transit.
Chief scientistJohn A Morrison (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory), Peter Hopkins (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportVigilant Herring Microtagging and Tag Recovery Cruise cruise report vigilant_jun85.pdf — access key 'C' (0.13 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 2
Description: Tagging and monitoring work was carried out in Peterhead.
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 9
Description: To the west of Flugga catches were made in every spare moment.
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 5
Description: Tagging and monitoring work was carried out in the areas east and north of Shetland.
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 7
Description: Tagging and monitoring work was carried out in the area to the west of Shetland.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: A small catch of herring 5 miles south-east of Mousa was taken. Half were places in the nets at Loch Ewe and the remaining sailed back to Aberdeen.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: South of Bard Head a catch of herring was made. 1500 of the fish caught were transported to Loch Ewe, for use in sonar experiments
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 2
Description: At Papa Bank and south-west of Balta catches of herring were made.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: 20 miles south of the Fair Isle 2 shots of the purse seine nets were made. Good catches were then later made in the Balta/Fetlar area. No. of hauls not specified.
Demersal fishQuantity: activity duration in days = 6
Description: Tagging and monitoring work was carried out around Foula.
Moorings, landers, buoys 
Biology and fisheries 
Taggings60° 43' 59" N  0° 37' 59" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 13 Date: 20.6 No. Tagged: 2070
Taggings60° 57' 59" N  1° 4' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 2 Date: 11.6 Tonnage Monitored: 10
Taggings60° 23' 59" N  0° 12' 0" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 16 Date: 26.6 No. Tagged: 3074
Taggings60° 54' 59" N  0° 1' 59" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 17 Date: 27.6 No. Tagged: 328
Taggings60° 21' 59" N  2° 2' 59" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 28 Date: 08.7 No. Tagged: 262
Taggings59° 15' 0" N  1° 24' 59" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 37 Date: 22.7 No. Tagged: 573
Taggings60° 42' 0" N  0° 25' 59" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 38 Date: 23.7 No. Tagged: 1232
Taggings60° 53' 59" N  1° 4' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 1 Date: 10.6 Tonnage Monitored: 15
Taggings60° 13' 59" N  2° 10' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 20 Date: 02.7 Tonnage Monitored: 10
Taggings60° 34' 59" N  0° 39' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 40 Date: 25.7 Tonnage Monitored: 46
Taggings60° 31' 59" N  0° 39' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 5 Date: 13.6 Tonnage Monitored: 45
Taggings60° 43' 59" N  0° 39' 0" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 8 Date: 14.6 Tonnage Monitored: 25
Taggings61° 0' 0" N  1° 0' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 11 Date: 19.6 Tonnage Monitored: 74
Taggings60° 43' 59" N  1° 37' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 13 Date: 20.6 Tonnage Monitored: 18
Taggings60° 42' 0" N  0° 36' 0" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 14 Date: 25.6 Tonnage Monitored: 40
Taggings60° 42' 0" N  0° 40' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 15 Date: 25.6 Tonnage Monitored: 70
Taggings60° 36' 0" N  1° 57' 0" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 18 Date: 28.6 Tonnage Monitored: 30
Taggings60° 21' 0" N  2° 0' 0" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 19 Date: 28.6 Tonnage Monitored: 15
Taggings60° 23' 59" N  2° 10' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 21 Date: 02.07 Tonnage Monitored: 50
Taggings60° 22' 59" N  1° 54' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 22 Date: 02.7 Tonnage Monitored: 15
Taggings60° 43' 59" N  1° 25' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 23 Date: 03.7 Tonnage Monitored: 16
Taggings60° 51' 0" N  1° 39' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 24 Date: 04.7 Tonnage Monitored: 12
Taggings60° 57' 59" N  1° 12' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 26 Date: 04.7 Tonnage Monitored: 24
Taggings60° 55' 59" N  1° 8' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 27 Date: 04.7 Tonnage Monitored: 40
Taggings60° 21' 59" N  2° 2' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 28 Date: 08.7 Tonnage Monitored: 80
Taggings60° 16' 59" N  2° 9' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 30 Date: 10.7 Tonnage Monitored: 108
Taggings60° 23' 59" N  1° 55' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 32 Date: 12.7 Tonnage Monitored: 12
Taggings59° 57' 59" N  0° 51' 0" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 33 Date: 15.7 Tonnage Monitored: 10
Taggings59° 45' 0" N  3° 38' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 34 Date: 17.7 Tonnage Monitored: 40
Taggings60° 40' 59" N  0° 37' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 35 Date: 18.7 Tonnage Monitored: 85
Taggings59° 13' 59" N  1° 24' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 37 Date: 22.7 Tonnage Monitored: 10
Taggings60° 42' 0" N  0° 25' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 38 Date: 23.7 Tonnage Monitored: 23
Taggings60° 42' 0" N  0° 30' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 39 Date: 25.7 Tonnage Monitored: 45
Taggings60° 36' 0" N  0° 37' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 41 Date: 26.7 Tonnage Monitored: 14
Taggings60° 30' 0" N  0° 39' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 42 Date: 26.7 Tonnage Monitored: 107
Taggings60° 36' 59" N  0° 39' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 43 Date: 29.7 Tonnage Monitored: 120
Taggings60° 36' 59" N  0° 39' 59" W — Tag Monitoring. Haul: 44 Date: 30.7 Tonnage Monitored: 50
Taggings60° 33' 59" N  1° 57' 0" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 18 Date: 28.6 No. Tagged: 535
Taggings60° 42' 0" N  0° 36' 0" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 14 Date: 25.6 No. Tagged: 2596
Taggings60° 21' 0" N  2° 0' 0" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 19 Date: 28.6 No. Tagged: 933
Taggings60° 42' 0" N  0° 40' 59" W — Fish Tagged. Haul: 15 Date: 25.6 No. Tagged: 1365