FRV Clupea 1106C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier1106C
Cruise period2006-08-11 — 2006-08-24
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To determine the distribution and relative abundance of sandeel on inshore fishing grounds around the Shetland Isles and Fair Isle. With particular emphasis on both Ammodytes marinus and Gymnammodytes semisquamatus.
2. To obtain a length frequency and additional biological parameters for all Angler fish (L.piscatorius, L. budegassa), caught on Shetland inshore waters during the survey.
3. To train a junior member of staff so that they are equipped to undertake SIC duties for this survey in 2007.


Scientific staff joined Clupea in Fraserburgh at 1030 on Friday 11 August. Clupea sailed from Fraserburgh at 1200 hours and made way for Fair Isle, where the vessel anchored at 0130 on the morning of 12 August. Fishing began and the survey commenced at 0720 at the East Fair Isle grounds on the morning of 12 August. The survey continued up and around the Shetland Isles and Foula, with no weather or gear related difficulties Clupea completed the last survey station on the evening of 22 August at Fair Isle, anchoring overnight before making for Fraserburgh the following morning, finally berthing at Fraserburgh on the evening of 23 August.

All survey gear was unloaded and scientific staff disembarked and returned to FRS on the morning of 24 August.
Chief scientistCraig G Davis (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 1106C cruise report 1106c.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
North East Atlantic Ocean (limit 40W)
SpecificShetland, Orkney, Fair Isle
Biology and fisheries 
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 60