FRV Clupea 1604C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1604C
Cruise period2004-10-27 — 2004-11-12
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Objectives1. To undertake fish and sediment sampling in the Clyde and Minch areas in support of the temporal trend and biomarker monitoring studies.
2. To undertake sampling of flounder in St Andrews Bay and the upper Firth of Forth.
3. To sample Buccinum in support of the DEFRA TBT effects survey.
4. To undertake sampling of flounder from the upper Clyde on behalf of SEPA West.
5. To sample fish livers for Glasgow Caledonian University macroarray assay.
6. To investigate potential fish sampling areas around south Arran.
7. To collect bulk sediment in Kilbrannan Sound on behalf of QUASIMEME.
8. To collect sediment samples from outer Forth and Clyde estuaries.
Chief scientistAlistair D McIntosh (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1604C cruise report 1604c.pdf (0.08 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
Inner Seas off the West Coast of Scotland
SpecificClyde and Minch areas; St. Andrews Bay; upper Firth of Forth; south Arran; Kilbrannan Sound
Chlorinated hydrocarbonsQuantity: number of samples = 50
Description: sediments for PAH analysis.
Biology and fisheries 
ZoobenthosQuantity: number of hauls = 11
Description: Agassiz trawls.
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 13
Geology and geophysics 
GrabQuantity: number of samples = 30
Description: sediment samples.