Cruise inventory


Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship nameOrcades
Cruise period1981-05-17 — 1981-06-06
Port of departureMallaig, United Kingdom
Port of returnMallaig, United Kingdom
ObjectivesTo observe and record the behavious of Nephrops and fish in the mouth of a Dual Purpose Fish/Prawn Trawl using diving techniques with the towed underwater vehicle TUVII.
To observe and record the behaviour of commercial round fish species in the trawl in shallow water off the islands of Canna, Eigg and other areas known to the skipper of the Orcades. To observe and record the behaviour of fish and Nephrops to a two level trawl.
Chief scientistJohn Main (Department of Agriculture and Fisheries for Scotland Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportOrcades  cruise report orcades_may81.pdf — access key 'C' (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 1
Description: Fishing took place off Canna, Moonan, Bay Skye and Coll. No. of hauls not specified.
CrustaceansQuantity: number of dives = 1
Description: Diving operations took place on grounds to the north end of Eigg, in 18 fathoms of water. No. of dives not specified.