Cruise inventory

MFV Kings Cross

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)MFV Kings Cross (740C)
Cruise period1989-05-23 — 1989-06-12
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeResearch
Objectives1. 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 scientistPeter Hopkins (Scottish Office Agriculture and Fisheries Department Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportMFV Kings Cross  cruise report kings_cross_may89.pdf — access key 'C' (0.15 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralInner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
Irish Sea and St. George's Channel
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificWestern Scotland, Western Ireland
Track chartsMFV Kings Cross  cruise track — kings_cross_may89track.pdf (0.06 MB) 
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 51
Description: A number of hauls were used to collect mackerel. Ovaries and otoliths were collected from certain fish.