Cruise summary report
|Ship name (ship code)||Solstice (74S0)|
|Cruise period||2006-09-20 — 2006-10-04|
|Port of departure||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
|Port of return||Fraserburgh, United Kingdom|
1. To measure the selectivity of a 95mm diamond mesh codend with a 120mm square mesh panel (SMP) positioned at 13-18m from the codline.
2. To measure the selectivity of a 95mm diamond mesh codend with a 120mm SMP positioned at 4-9m from the codline.
3. To measure the selectivity of an 80mm diamond mesh codend with an 80mm SMP positioned 15-18m from the codline.
Staff and equipment joined Solstice at Fraserburgh on 20 September 2006. Staff commenced rigging the fishing gear, wheelhouse instrumentation and fish measuring station aboard the vessel alongside Fraserburgh harbour. Due to the prevailing weather conditions the vessel sailed during the evening of 20 September to Nephrops fishing grounds in the Moray Firth. Two selectivity hauls were made on these grounds during the 21 September. Thereafter the vessel sailed to Nephrops grounds in the 'Fladdens' (ICES Area IV) approximately 90nmiles NE of Fraserburgh and continued to carry out selectivity hauls for the remainder of the cruise. One fish/Nephrops landing was made into Lerwick on 28 September and the cruise ended at Fraserburgh on 4 October with all staff and equipment returning to Aberdeen.
|Chief scientist||Robert J Kynoch (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)|
|Cruise report||(0.01 MB)|
|Specific||Moray Firth and North Sea|
|Biology and fisheries|
|Pelagic fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 24|
Description: whiting and haddock
|Demersal fish||Quantity: number of hauls = 24|
Description: cod, sole, witch and megrim
|Crustaceans||Quantity: number of hauls = 24|
|Gear research||Quantity: number of hauls = 24|
Description: measure selectivity of 3 different codends