MFV Kings Cross
Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||MFV Kings Cross (740C)|
|Cruise period||1989-05-23 — 1989-06-12|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Objectives||1. To obtain biological samples of the western mackerel stock under an EC contract with Aberdeen University.
2. To collect and preserve mackerel ovaries for the determination of spawning fraction, batch fecundity and levels of atresia.
3. To obtain biological samples of horse mackerel.
4. To collect and preserve horse mackerel ovaries for the determination of spawning fraction, batch fecundity and levels of atresia.
|Chief scientist||Peter Hopkins (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.15 MB)|
|General||Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland|
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
|Specific||Western Scotland, Western Ireland|
|Track charts||(0.06 MB)|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 51|
Description: A number of hauls were used to collect mackerel. Ovaries and otoliths were collected from certain fish.