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Cruise inventory

FRV Clupea 0406C

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0406C
Cruise period2006-03-13 — 2006-03-26
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks around Shetland
2. To collect information on by-catches of other commercial fish and shellfish species.
3. To collect biological data on scallop growth rates.


The scientific staff joined FRV Clupea at 0900 hours on 13 March, but due to bad weather, did not sail from Fraserburgh until 0800 on 15 March. Sampling began NE of Sumburgh at 0700 on 16 March and continued around Shetland until the survey was completed at 1400 on 24 March. The gale force winds prevented the vessel from setting sail for Fraserburgh at this time. Scientific staff made arrangements to fly home later that evening, while the vessel stayed in port until the afternoon of 26 March, arriving back in Fraserburgh at 1000 on 27 March. All equipment and samples returned to the laboratory on 27 March.
Chief scientistSharon Davis (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
ProjectShetland Scallop Survey 2006
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0406C cruise report 0406c.pdf — access key 'C' (0.07 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificSeas around Shetland
Biology and fisheries 
MolluscsQuantity: number of hauls = 89
Description: Dredge hauls for scallop samples