Cruise inventory

Solstice 0306H

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)Solstice (74S0)
Cruise identifier0306H
Cruise period2006-09-20 — 2006-10-04
StatusCompleted
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom
PurposeFisheries
ObjectivesObjectives

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.

Narrative

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 scientistRobert J Kynoch (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectFR 942
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportSolstice 0306H cruise report 0306h.pdf — access key 'C' (0.01 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificMoray Firth and North Sea
Measurements 
Biology and fisheries 
Pelagic fishQuantity: number of hauls = 24
Description: whiting and haddock
Demersal fishQuantity: number of hauls = 24
Description: cod, sole, witch and megrim
CrustaceansQuantity: number of hauls = 24
Description: nephrops
Gear researchQuantity: number of hauls = 24
Description: measure selectivity of 3 different codends