FRV Clupea 0706C Part 2

Cruise summary report

Cruise Info. 
Ship name (ship code)FRV Clupea (74CU)
Cruise identifier0706C Part 2
Cruise period2006-06-01 — 2006-06-12
Port of departureFraserburgh, United Kingdom
Port of returnFraserburgh, United Kingdom

1. To carry out a survey of scallop stocks in the North Sea.
2. To collect information on by-catches of other commercial fish and shellfish species.
3. To collect biological data on scallop ring measurements.
4. To collect Galathea sp. samples for DNA testing.


The survey recommenced on 1 June with Clupea crossing into the East Coast management area grounds where she continued sampling completing all the stations by 7 June. Thereafter Clupea returned to the north east management area grounds picking up stations missed during the period of bad weather during the first half of the cruise. On 11 June a depletion experiment was carried out to the north of Gardenstown before Clupea returned to Fraserburgh completing the cruise.
Chief scientistTrevor R W Howell (Fisheries Research Services Aberdeen Marine Laboratory)
Coordinating bodyFRS
Cruise reportFRV Clupea 0706C Part 2 cruise report 0706c.pdf (0.09 MB) 
Ocean/sea areas 
GeneralNorth Sea
SpecificNorth Sea
Biology and fisheries 
CrustaceansQuantity: number of specimens = 8736
Description: scallops
Geology and geophysics 
DredgeQuantity: number of hauls = 128
Description: scallops